Monday, 15 October 2018
Adelaide, and indeed South Australia, has stunning coastlines, and there’s nowhere that has better coastlines than the southern Adelaide region. Of course, the previous state government had been working to not only make the southern area and the coastline accessible to local residents but also boost tourism through the completion of the Adelaide Coastal Trail. There are still areas of that coastal trail that are to be completed—the Witton Bluff area between Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga, the Hallett Cove Foreshore and the Port Stanvac area.
At the last federal election, Labor committed $3.3 million to finishing this trail. It has been disappointing that the Liberal government here in Canberra will not put up the money. Of course, state Labor committed money to this trail, but it has once again been disappointing that the state government will not match this money to fund this trail. This trail is incredibly important to our local community. Business associations and local residents have been campaigning for this trail to be completed. I will continue to fight alongside them for funding for this important project, because this project is about connecting the beautiful southern coastline and not only making it accessible to residents but also stimulating local business and supporting local tourism, which is critical to the future of our area.