I've worked tirelessly towards the upgrading of the Aldinga Sports Park, which will shortly include new soccer/hockey and netball clubrooms, floodlit soccer pitches, and a football oval along with female changerooms.
The providing of safe shared cycle/pedestrian trails is high on my agenda and I'm working to establish trails connecting Sellicks Beach to Aldinga so residents can safely ride or walk from Sellicks to the Aldinga Shopping Centre, Recreation Centre, Aldinga Library, Aldinga Payinthi College and the Aldinga Sports Park and vice versa, along with the Aldinga to Willunga shared trail whereby cyclists and walkers will be able to safely connect to Willunga and the Shiraz Trail.
The relocation of the Aldinga War Memorial from its current location adjacent St Anne’s Anglican Church on Main South Road, Aldinga, to the Aldinga Sport Park, to enable residents of Sellicks Beach, Aldinga and Port Willunga to attend Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies in a safe environment within the Aldinga Sports Park – War Memorial Gardens is another passionate project of mine.
I'm also working on the “Route 31 - Coastal Drive” project which will promote a driving route along our 31 kilometres of scenic coastline from Sellicks Beach to Christies Beach to showcase to visitors and tourists all our city has to offer.
I have a passion to connect our younger generation with Kaurna cultural history. I'm a member of council’s First Nation People Advisory Group, working with Kaurna representatives to create a working-together relationship that introduces the views, and opinions of Kaurna people into council’s decision-making. Consequently, this educates our community on Aboriginal heritage and the importance of the land.
With the world’s changing climate, I'm passionate about biodiversity and the environment, and I strongly support projects and volunteer groups that work to improve our living environment and wellbeing.
As such, I'm the City of Onkaparinga board member on the Southern Regional Waste Resource Authority (SRWRA) and approved the financial expenditure for the building of the Seaford Heights solar farm. Along with the capturing of methane gas from landfill to fuel the turbines onsite, this hub collectively generates enough megawatts of electricity back into the national grid to power more than 4000 homes. We also approved the building of the new Southern Materials Recovery Facility (SMRF), which allows the sorting of more than 31,000 tonnes per annum of recyclable material from your recycling bins to, in turn, manufacture commercial products out of recycled materials.