Better Services

Government funds 40 new emergency crisis accommodation beds in $11.9m package to address domestic violence

The Marshall Liberal Government is delivering on its key election commitments to address the scourge of domestic violence, by investing more than $11.9 million over the next four years on a suite of measures to support women and children at risk.

In the coming State Budget, $4 million will be spent on establishing 40 new emergency crisis accommodation beds for people fleeing abuse, as well as $5 million in interest-free loans to non-government organisations to fund new domestic violence support housing, including renovations and capital upgrades.

Popular walking trail to be upgraded

One of Adelaide’s premier walking trails will have significant upgrades completed thanks to a $2.9 million funding commitment from the State Government.

The $2.9 million will be allocated in the Marshall Liberal Government’s first State Budget to be delivered on 4 September.

Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit is one of South Australia’s most popular walking trails and the upgrades will improve durability and increase safety for the public.

Funding commitment for new national park

A major metropolitan national park in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has received a significant boost with the Marshall Government committing $10 million over the next four years to make it a reality.

The $10 million will be allocated in the Marshall Liberal Government’s first State Budget to be delivered on 4 September.

Glenthorne National Park will be a 1,500-hectare site combining O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, Hallett Cove and Marino conservation parks, Happy Valley Reservoir and the Field River Valley, as well as the long-threatened Glenthorne Farm. 

State Government investing in better services for South Australians living with Borderline Personality Disorder

The Marshall Government is delivering on its election commitment to support South Australians with borderline personality disorder (BPD) by establishing a specialised statewide BPD Service.

People living with BPD can experience devastating work, family and social life impact – including distressing emotional states, difficulty in relating to other people and a tendency to self-harm, including suicide.

South Australian Productivity Commission to be established

The State Government’s Productivity Commission is a step closer with today’s appointment of Dr Matthew Butlin to the position of Chair and Chief Executive Officer for a term of two years.

The South Australian Productivity Commission will be established with the Office of the South Australian Productivity Commission on 22 October, with direct responsibility for the Office designated to the Premier.

Clontarf Foundation academies to harness the power of football for learning in South Australia

The Marshall Liberal Government has committed $2.75 million over three years to support the Clontarf Foundation to establish a presence in South Australia for the very first time.

Four Clontarf Foundation football academies will be piloted in South Australian public schools from next year to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.

Have your say on Reactivating the Repat

The Marshall Liberal Government is inviting South Australians to have their say on what type of health care services they would like to see on the reactivated Repatriation General Hospital site at Daw Park.

Reactivating the Repat was a principal plank of the Liberal Party’s election policy and this consultation process will help shape the future uses of this important health precinct.

Clontarf Foundation academies to harness the power of football for learning in South Australia

The Marshall Liberal Government has committed $2.75 million over three years to support the Clontarf Foundation to establish a presence in South Australia for the very first time.

Four Clontarf Foundation football academies will be piloted in South Australian public schools from next year to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.

New $100 million Whyalla High School to deliver stronger futures

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced it will fund a new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla.

The new school will accommodate 1500 students in Years 7 to 12 and will be located on Nicolson Avenue in the Whyalla Norrie district.

The brand new 7-12 facility will replace Whyalla’s existing three ageing high school campuses. Two of the current campuses offer years 8-10, with one providing years 11-12.

The build will be managed by the State Government as a Capital Works project through a competitive tender process.