Legislative Council: Tuesday, October 31, 2023


Mount Gambier, Public Transport

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS (15:22): Supplementary: does the minister recognise that public transport is integral to regional development and therefore core to her portfolio?

Members interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:22): As I said, I have spoken on numerous occasions in this place and elsewhere about the importance of transport in terms of connectivity for regional residents. We know that it's also a sustainable option and it addresses, too, those members of the community who may not be able to drive, either perhaps because of health issues or other issues. So it's certainly something which is incredibly important and I am glad that I have been able to be involved in the discussions on it so far.