Legislative Council: Wednesday, June 28, 2023


Mount Barker

The Hon. L.A. HENDERSON (14:36): Supplementary question: does the minister concede that 25 per cent of the new investment in regional South Australia is in fact not regional?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:36): On this line of questioning, one needs to ask: what do those opposite have against Mount Barker? Is it something to do with the party status or otherwise of the local member of parliament?

Members interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: Is it that they don't think that Mount Barker is an important area or that they don't think the residents of Mount Barker deserve to have investment, particularly around transport, which has a particular need? We know also that a lot of surrounding areas use Mount Barker as a hub and it is an important region.