Amanda has been fighting for the completion of the Coastal Trail in Southern Adelaide. This cycling and walking trail will connect our coastline and create exciting tourism opportunities in the South.
Similar tracks across Australia, such as the Bondi to Bronte Walk, have transformed their local communities and become significant tourist attractions.
The trail will also provide local residents with better access to their coastline and beachfront.
One of the only gaps remaining in the Coastal Trail is at Hallett Cove, between Heron Way Reserve and the top of the cliff at the end of Field River.
Hallett Cove is an iconic piece of coastline in the South and Amanda wants to ensure it is accessible for our community and visitors.
Sign Amanda's petition below to call for funding to complete the Coastal Trail at Hallett Cove
All residents in Southern Adelaide deserve safe roads that cater to the needs of the local community. Over Amanda's time as the Member for Kingston she has fought for the improvement of many local roads, including South Road from Seaford to Sellicks and the Southern Expressway.
Commercial Road is a local road in urgent need of improvement. Seaford is a fast growing area and home to many young families. The neighbouring suburb of Port Noarlunga is also a busy tourist destination.
Commercial road is the main arterial road that passes through both these suburbs and currently it is only one way each way.
Ask anyone who lives in Seaford or Port Noarlunga and they will tell you about the congestion along Commercial Road, particularly during peak hour or when a community or sporting event is on.
Amanda is urging the State Government to duplicate Commercial Road, as well as Saltfleet Bridge, to cater for the current and future needs of the community. You can join the fight by signing Amanda's petition below.
Despite the Liberal Party promising at the last state election to widen Flagstaff Road, the Marshall Government has now pushed the project off into the never-never.
It appears in the State Budget that not a single cent has been allocated to the project for at least two years. How long will we be waiting for the project to be completed if planning won’t even start until 2020?
The road in its current form is dangerous and confusing. One local resident described an incident where he was travelling down Flagstaff Road in the left lane and saw a bus travelling down the middle lane in the wrong direction.
There are also congestion issues along the road during peak hour for commuters from Flagstaff Hill, Aberfoyle Park and surrounding suburbs.
Join Amanda and urge the State Government to stick to their word and add a fourth lane to Flagstaff Road as a priority.
The Liberal Government has launched the biggest attack on our ABC in a generation. Since being elected their cuts have resulted in 800 jobs lost, a number of services shut down and a reduction in Australian content.
This year alone they cut a further $84 million from the ABC, lined up three bills to meddle with the ABC Act and Charter, a faux 'competitive neutrality' inquiry and a further efficiency review.
Many residents in Southern Adelaide are part of the 17 million Australians who consume ABC content each week.
Some turn to the ABC to receive news and current affairs.
Some are families who access quality children's programs from the ABC - including of course Bananas in Pyjamas.
Some are young people who look forward to the Triple J Hottest 100 each year.
Some love the ABC for Australian drama and comedy, or for its coverage of local sport.
The ABC also plays a critical role in emergency situations, transmitting warnings about floods and fires.
There are countless reasons why the ABC is such an integral part of our national fabric, and that is why Labor has committed to reversing the $84 million cut and guaranteeing funding certainty for the ABC over their next budget cycle.
How much more damage will be done to the ABC if there is another term of the Liberal Government?
Join Amanda in standing up for the ABC and sending your support to our public broadcaster.
Amanda is incredibly concerned about the Federal Liberal Government’s cuts to hospitals across Australia, and particularly in Southern Adelaide.
The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government has cut funding to every single public hospital in Australia from 2017 – 2022. This includes $7.6 million from hospitals in the South including Flinders and Noarlunga Hospital.
As a result of these cuts ED wait times are longer than ever, our hospital staff are increasingly under resourced, and surgeries are being delayed.
This is yet another way the Liberals are attacking our world-class health care system.
Their refusal to immediately unfreeze the Medicare rebate is seeing out-of-pocket costs to see GPs and specialists continue to soar.
Private health insurance premiums are out of control and nothing is being done by this Government it stop it.
Whether it be hospitals, Medicare, or private health - our health care system is being squeezed from every angle and it is everyday Australians who are paying the price.
Our local community is rightly concerned about these cuts to Flinders and Noarlunga Hospitals, and Amanda will continue to fight against them.
You can join the fight by signing Amanda’s petition below.
Local residents are frustrated that the City of Onkaparinga is the only council in metropolitan Adelaide that collects Green Bins monthly, rather than fortnightly.
Residents in the City of Onkaparinga pay very high council rates, and they do not deserve a lower service standard than other council areas.
Amanda has been urging the Council to introduce a fortnightly service, and will continue to do so.
If you wish to join Amanda in her fight, please sign the below petition: