The State Liberals are urging the Weatherill Labor Government to incorporate Liberal Party promises into its regional development funding program.
Weatherill Labor Government Agriculture Minister, Leon Bignell, is spending the next three days in the South East region.
“For Mount Gambier there is no doubt that investing $2 million to install traffic lights at the dangerous intersection of Penola and Wireless Road would be money very wisely spent,” said Shadow Agriculture Minister David Ridgway.
“The State Liberals’ $200,000 pledge to develop car parking and toilet facilities at Brown’s Bay is another initiative that has overwhelming public support.
“I note that the Liberal Member for Mt Gambier Troy Bell received 71.4 per cent of the two party preferred vote which amounts to a ringing endorsement of his policies.
“The State Liberals took a comprehensive regional development policy to the state election that will make an excellent source of ideas for where the State Government’s $39 million regional development fund will be best invested.
“Our regional members, candidates and local communities were heavily involved in the development of the regional funding initiatives the State Liberals took to the state election.
“The State Liberals’ policies were overwhelmingly endorsed by regional South Australians whilst Labor secured just one seat outside of metropolitan Adelaide.
“The local parliamentarians will be an invaluable source of information for Minister Bignell concerning the diverse needs of regional South Australia,” said Mr Ridgway.