1 December 2020
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Sam Duluk MP today welcomed the announcement by the Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure of the $400,000 Blythewood Road Pedestrian Crossing and Painted Median project.
This project will see the pedestrian crossing on Blythewood Road, adjacent to Scotch College upgraded to a pedestrian actuated (push button) crossing.
A painted median scheme will also be installed on Blythewood Road between Old Belair Road and Thorpe Street, which will separate traffic and provide sheltered right turn lanes into side roads, reducing the risk of rear end collisions.
“First as a candidate for the seat of Waite I fought for an upgrade to Blythewood Road, then as the Member for Waite I have worked with community stakeholders to push for and now deliver this vital project. The announcement from the Department means pedestrians and commuters in our community can get to school and work safely” said Mr Duluk.
Following completion of the works, a full-time bike lane will operate on the northern side of Blythewood Road and a part-time bike lane will operate on the southern side of Blythewood Road during peak hours.
Construction is expected to commence mid-April and be completed in May, weather permitting.
“I will continue to advocate for vital infrastructure upgrades that will make our community safer and improve traffic efficiency, such as the $20 million pledged to upgrade the Mitcham Hills road corridor” said Mr Duluk.
More information about this project can be found at www.dpti.sa.gov.au/blythewood_road
Sam Duluk MP welcomes the State Government’s announcement that they will establish a pilot to trial the use of medicinal cannabis in treatment for epilepsy in children.
The Governor’s recent speech to parliament confirmed the establishment of the trial for children who are not responding to other treatment.
“This is welcome news to many South Australians and their families who experience the chronic and debilitating health impacts of living with epilepsy”, said Member for Waite, Sam Duluk.
“For years I have been advocating for improved support for these families and have previously called for our state to consider medicinal cannabis as a treatment option.
“I hope that the trial will help South Australian children with epilepsy and will contribute to the evidence base to support the use of medicinal cannabis products.
“One in 25 people will have epilepsy at some point during their lifetime. Many are able to live full and productive lives through the use of medication and lifestyle changes.
“Positive steps towards improved care management have the potential to assist many South Australians and I look forward to the results of the pilot.”
The Marshall Liberal Government has announced that South Australian motor vehicle owners can now subscribe to receive registration renewal notices digitally, via email or SMS.
The new Marshall Government initiative will provide a better and more convenient service, as well as help improve the state’s environmental footprint and reduce waste.
The owners of South Australia’s 1.8 million registered vehicles with mySA GOV accounts now have the option to receive registration renewal notices via either email or SMS.
“The Marshall Government is continuing to deliver new initiatives that improve service delivery, in this case for South Australian vehicle owners,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“More and more people now prefer to receive their utilities bills or other correspondence digitally, whether that be email or via a text alert system.
“We are now offering a similar service to all South Australian vehicle owners to improve timely communication and provide them with a better service.
“We’ve already seen an overwhelmingly positive response since implementing digital drivers’ licence, with just over 200,000 South Australians opting in for that service.
“In fact, on average around 10,000 South Australians continue to opt in for digital licences each month.
“With around 70,000 registration renewal application forms currently being printed and mailed out on average every week, the introduction of digital notices will also help improve the state’s environmental footprint and reduce waste.
“The department will undertake a communications strategy to encourage more South Australian vehicle owners to sign up to the new digital renewal system.
“This includes promotional material included in all new vehicle registration notices, as well as a broader digital campaign on social media and at Service SA centres amongst others.”
The digital renewal notices will remind subscribers that their registration is due to expire approximately six weeks ahead and include a direct link for them to renew the vehicle registration online.
Subscribers will receive a follow-up notice during the week before their expiration, if the renewal has not already been paid.
If the registration expires, a digital notification will be sent on the day following expiry.
Motor vehicle owners who opt in to the digital renewal notice service via their mySA GOV account will no longer receive registration renewal application forms in the mail.
As of Wednesday, 11 December, 10,261 customers linked to 14,166 registered vehicles had already subscribed to receive digital notices since DPTI’s soft launch of the service last month, including 6732 new account holders. As a result, 1925 notices had been sent out digitally instead of by mail.
All new mySA GOV account holders will be defaulted to receive digital renewal notices, while existing account holders will be presented with a sign-up option on their home screen.
Customers can update their notice delivery preferences on their mySA GOV account at any time (which includes the option to unsubscribe), though they must have a verified mobile phone number recorded in their account to receive SMS notices.