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Government reaches commercial settlement with nRAH operator and subcontractor over Labor's long-running disputes

The State Government has reached an in-principle commercial settlement with the operators of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, finalising a litany of long-running historical disputes – including duress alarm system and building faults - inherited from the former Labor government and which have plagued the hospital since well before it officially opened in September 2017.

Mt Lofty Summit trail open again to weekday walkers

The Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit trail, which was temporarily closed on weekdays since August 5, will re-open on Wednesday 21 August.

The closure was necessary, for the public safety, while the work was undertaken between Second Falls and the Adventure Hike, as no detours were available on this section for walkers.

Minister for Environment and Water said this section of the Mount Lofty Trail is now open again, more than a week earlier than scheduled.

Dame Roma Mitchell Grants helping young people with a care experience achieve their dreams

The Liberal Government is urging young people with a care experience to apply for the new round of Dame Roma Mitchell Grants to help them study and live independently.

The grants, which are available for eligible young people under the age of 30, provide a range of social, self-development and professional opportunities.

The second grant round for the year is now open, with applications closing on Monday 23 September 2019.

Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson encouraged eligible young people to apply for the grants.

Government aims to grow international education sector to $3 billion by 2030

The Marshall Liberal Government has released its strategy for growing the international education sector, setting an ambitious target of achieving a $3 billion industry and employing 23,500 South Australians by the year 2030.

Premier Steven Marshall said the International Education 2030 strategy represents a unique new approach to the industry in South Australia.

“International Education 2030 is a sector-wide strategy for growth - from primary to secondary schools through to universities and vocational education,” said the Premier. 

$80m high speed internet rollout reaches 100,000 students

The Marshall Liberal Government’s rollout of fast, reliable internet to all public schools in the state reached a major milestone this week, passing the 100,000 student mark with the connection of Norwood Primary School.

Norwood Primary School will be using the increased speed and reliability to support the delivery of innovative lessons, with students and teachers looking forward to accessing a wider range of learning resources and support online.

Casting light onto the System Black

The Marshall Liberal Government says a report from the Australian Energy Market Commission into lessons from South Australia’s state-wide blackout confirms the need for an electricity interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales.

The report notes that an interconnector will deliver improved competition, reliability, resilience, and better allow the network to survive extreme events and be restored faster.

New antenatal and postnatal care unit for Aboriginal families

Aboriginal families having their baby at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital will now have access to South Australia’s first ever purpose-built unit for the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program.

Premier Steven Marshall said the new unit is part of a $50 million sustainment works program being carried out at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH), while planning continues for a new WCH to be collocated with the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

New bus route between Golden Grove Village and Mawson Lakes Interchange

The Marshall Government has announced a new bus service (Route 566), to operate between Golden Grove Village and Mawson Lakes Interchange, incorporating a new section of Wynn Vale Drive.

The State Government sought feedback on two different route options, and the location of three bus stops to be installed on each side of Wynn Vale Drive, between Bridge Road and Keithcott Farm Drive.

A total of 259 responses were received over the consultation period.

The preferred option to be implemented, supported by 62 per cent of respondents, is: