Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Statements by Members
Boothby Electorate: Infrastructure
I am so excited about the budget our government has handed down and I am particularly thrilled that the electorate of Boothby will see even more infrastructure upgrades. We have done so much for our local community during my two terms in parliament. We have fixed Oaklands Crossing, which has changed lives. We have done the Flinders link upgrade so that there is a rail line up to Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre. There is the Darlington upgrade. We have fixed the age-old problem of the Springbank-Daws-Goodwood roads intersection, which is saving people 30 minutes a day one way. We are undertaking this Cross Road and Fullerton Road upgrade. The Mitcham Hills Road corridor upgrade will be happening soon and, of course, the greater Adelaide freight bypass planning study is under way.
But in this budget we announced a fix to another age-old problem in the electorate of Boothby, which is the Marion Road upgrade between Anzac Highway and Cross Road. We will be doing a grade separation of the road and the tramline. This is one of Adelaide's worst bottlenecks. It's a road that so many of my local residents have to drive through to get into the city to get to work every day and it is also one of the arterial roads to the airport, so people will no longer be running late for their plane, they'll get to work faster and it will be safer. I'm so proud of what we've delivered.