Commenting on the story: Questions over Marshall’s $700m city stadium plan and funding
In what universe do we need to spend that money on a stadium? Another stadium?
Can we please spend it on education, on people with disability, on aged care… hell, even on the arts! Sports is not the only worthwhile endeavour of human culture. – Nicola Stratford
Before $700 million or more is dedicated in this sporting direction, priority should be given to eradication of ambulance ramping. Can’t cope now: how much worse would it be if we had to cope with a Covid outbreak? – Damien Henderson
For a start, it’s another building on the parklands. At Gawler, we are still going through the process of having our train electrified. The end date for completion keeps moving out as the government dribbles money into the project. When you hear proposals like this to spend vast sums of money on a replacement for venues we already have in some form, it makes you wonder what Rob Lucas’s stringent management of finance in other areas is all about.
I know it’s an election promise ticked off, but Marshall needs to make up a lot of ground with ordinary voters rather than the Property Council. – Peter Annear
Waste of money. There are more important things – like ambulance service and ramping! – Dale Thomas Eustace
This is the oldest trick in the book by the Marshall administration … create a diversion when there is big heat in the kitchen over other failings.
When Steven Marshall cancelled the Supercars he claimed ‘standby for the playbook of exciting events’ they were ready to roll out as a replacement for the dying race. All these months later and Marshall hasn’t even looked like delivering on a single idea. What to do? I know. let’s crank up the el fabbo city stadium promise again… that’ll suck everyone in and take the focus off our failed promise. Not this time: methinks you’ve tried that smokescreen once too often. – Kevin Whitford
South Australia already has enough problems to deal with first. Why is it that both major parties seek to resolve any and all situations by splashing cash about, instead of adopting some long overdue fiscal restraint? – Mike Lesiw
Commenting on the story: What we know today, Friday March 19
GPs being inundated with calls. Why? The SA Gov – which I believe are administering the COVID vaccine – has not kept the public informed about which categories will be started, and when.
I am fairly media competent, but fail to understand where the registration page (mentioned on the relevant SA Health page) is for category 1b. I don’t qualify by age but by illness, and only my GP and I know that.
So of course I rang the GP two weeks ago as my first port of call. They had no information yet. However, when I rang last Wednesday, I was then put on the 1b list they are compiling in readiness – although they still have no information as to when. I know that others who qualify by age, eg over 70, have been notified that they will receive theirs beginning 19 March. They too are category 1b.
Hence the cause for concern as I don’t want to fall between the cracks, particularly as the GPS are only receiving 100 vaccines each.
Very confusing and also unwarranted for Marshall to dump on the public trying to do the right thing, instead of reassuring us by giving us some facts and dates. – Caroline Esterman
Commenting on the story: Norwood ratepayers question council spending on Parade court stoush
I am a ratepayer and I strongly support the decisions and actions of the council. A slip lane and/or green arrow will only slow the flow of traffic and increase the danger to pedestrians.
The Parade is a boutique shopping precinct, let’s not ruin it with multi-lane intersections. The preferable option would be to prevent right turns from The Parade in either direction completely.
The desire of property developers to increase volumes and revenue should not be directing our urban planning. – Jonathan Draysey
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