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Parks 2025

Nov 07, 2020  |  press release

There's never been a better time to explore the great outdoors.

Further developments on the upgrade to the Silkes Road and Gorge Road intersection!

Oct 28, 2020  |  press release

Further developments on the upgrade to the Silkes Road and Gorge Road intersection!

Paradise Interchange Park 'n' Ride - Election Promise Delivered!

Aug 03, 2020  |  press release
The Paradise Park ‘n’ Ride is now open for business!

New measure to keep traffic moving and reduce travel times

Jun 29, 2020  |  press release

As part of the Marshall Government’s Keeping Metro Traffic Moving initiative, motorists will now be able to turn left at 19 red light traffic signals across South Australia.

$52 million upgrade to Norwood Morialta High School!

May 28, 2020  |  press release

Many local construction jobs will be supported over the next 18 months, as Norwood Morialta High School undergoes a $52 million upgrade, part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $1.3 billion education capital works program which will further boost SA’s COVID-19 economic recovery.

Paradise Park ‘n’ Ride gets development approval with more car parks

Nov 14, 2019  |  press release

The Marshall Government has granted development approval for the Paradise Interchange Park ‘n’ Ride which will include a total of 818 car parks, including nine Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) compliant car parks.

Four new free drop-off locations for unwanted household chemicals

Sep 17, 2019  |  press release

Four new and conveniently located metropolitan Community Chemical and Paint Drop-off Centres are now open for the public to dispose of unwanted household chemicals and paints free of charge.

Good news about changes to developments allowed in Campbelltown

Aug 29, 2019  |  press release

I have good news about the type of developments that will be allowed in the Campbelltown area, from now on. To date this has been one of the most contentious issues in the community and the electorate has been incredibly vocal in seeking a change to the current Development Plan. I made a commitment to the people of Hartley, at the last election, to advocate for improved development guidelines for the area. It was clear that the balance on development under the previous Government was not quite right.

Upgrading Newton Road and Graves Street Intersection

Jul 17, 2019  |  press release

We are one step closer to seeing another commitment I made to the people of Hartley at the last State Election come to fruition. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) are improving the safety of motorists and pedestrians with the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Newton Road and Graves Street.

NMHS Space Industry Work-Experience Program

May 22, 2019  |  press release

I recently had the pleasure to visit Norwood Morialta High School with the Premier and the Minister for Education to announce the new Space Industry Work-Experience Program. This initiative will give South Australian secondary school students direct access to the state’s burgeoning space sector, with a new pilot work experience program.   

Hartley Seniors Forum

Apr 01, 2019  |  press release

On 28 March 2019 we held another community forum on the topic of ‘Remaining active in your senior years’. There was a terrific turnout to hear Associate Professor Gaynor Parfitt, an Associate Professor in Exercise and Sport Psychology from the University of South Australia, speak on the topic of remaining active in our senior years.

1 Year in Government

Mar 17, 2019  |  press release

Our first year in Government has been a busy year. We have worked hard to deliver on creating more jobs, lowering costs for families and businesses, as well as bettering government services for our community.

Home Battery Scheme

Oct 28, 2018  |  press release

Improving South Australia’s environmental footprint and decreasing electricity prices is one of the central focuses of the State Government. The Home Battery Scheme introduced by the State Government has made it possible for South Australian households to access $100 million in subsidies and $100 million in loans to pay for home battery system installations.

Soup Night for Women’s Safety Services SA

Oct 12, 2018  |  press release

On Tuesday the 9th of October 2018 I hosted the Hartley Soup Night, a Domestic Violence awareness event, held at the Hectorville Sports and Community Club in Magill.

Call for upgrade to local women’s sporting facilities

Oct 16, 2017  |  press release

Member for Hartley, Vincent Tarzia, is calling on the State Government to help upgrade the female facilities at the Hectorville Sports and Community Club.

Media Release - Time for the State Government to act on Gorge Road Silkes Road intersection

Oct 10, 2017  |  press release

State Member for Hartley Vincent Tarzia has issued a word of caution to the State Government as pressure mounts on one local troublesome intersection.

Paradise Interchange - Motion in Parliament 6 July 2017

Jul 06, 2017  |  press release

PARADISE INTERCHANGE - Motion in House of Assembly, Parliament on 6 July 2017


MPs ready for another stint

Feb 15, 2017  |  press release

We will keep lobbying for the community for more parking at Paradise Interchange. To sign our petition, visit

Wheels back in motion - East Torrens Messenger

Jan 19, 2017  |  press release

Renewed talks between Transport Minister and Campbelltown City Cuncil Mayor show the issue cannot continue to be ignored by the State Labor Government. Extract from the East Torrens Messenger, Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Paradise Interchange - Speech

Oct 20, 2016  |  speech

I hold in my hand a petition signed by no fewer than 100 members of my local community concerning parking at Paradise Interchange. As we know, many locals have demanded improved parking facilities at Paradise Interchange for some time.

‘Stop parking in our suburban streets’: Residents fed up with Paradise bus exchange traffic

Jul 27, 2016  |  press release

MORE side streets around Paradise bus interchange are becoming congested with cars as O-Bahn commuters battle for space, increasing pressure on the State Government to find a permanent solution.

O-Bahn extension: Majority of commuters prefer upraded interchanges, parking

Jun 16, 2016  |  press release

EXCLUSIVE SURVEY: More than half of O-Bahn commuters do not believe spending $160 million to extend the busway into the city is good value and would prefer money be spent increasing parking at interchanges.

Paradise Interchange - Labor Lacks Accountability Hartley Herald Edition 10 Winter 2016

Jun 01, 2016  |  press release

Commuters have been left disappointed in recent years following a broken promise by the Labor Government to upgrade the Paradise Interchange car park to accommodate the large volume of passengers and vehicles using the service

Upgrade Paradise Parking - The Advertiser

May 30, 2016  |  press release

The $160 million O-Bahn upgrade will put more pressure on parking art an already overcrowded Paradise Interchange, residents and community leaders say.

Government fails to provide answers on failed innovation partnership

Feb 10, 2016  |  press release

One of South Australia’s most iconic local manufacturing businesses, Hills Ltd has ended its partnership with the Weatherill Labor Government – and the Government apparently has no idea.

Residents near Paradise Interchange may get letter-dropped: You can park here — you just don’t know it

Oct 11, 2015  |  press release

RESIDENTS living near Paradise Interchange have asked for permission to park outside their homes for longer than two hours, unaware Campbelltown Council has issued such permits for more than a decade.

Road upgrades get nod but eastern vision snubbed

Jun 18, 2015  |  press release

SPRINGBANK and Goodwood roads will receive major upgrades in this year’s State Budget, but the most sought-after item by eastern suburbs residents — a Paradise Interchange Park ‘n’ Ride — has been overlooked.

Hartley Medal Winners

Jan 08, 2015  |  press release

The end of the school year is often a great time to reflect and acknowledge the wonderful achievements of students over the past year. In December 2014 I had the privilege of presenting the Hartley Medal to six outstanding students in our community.

ANZAC Day grants for our Centenary

Jan 07, 2015  |  press release

In January this year, the Federal Government approved a number of grants to improve our local war memorials. This is an excellent result for the families in Hartley whose relatives have fought in conflicts across the globe as we lead into the Centenary of ANZAC.

Standing up for our community

Jan 07, 2015  |  press release

The Emergency Services Levy and Labor’s Concession Cut

Thank you to the over 1000 households who have returned our Emergency Services Levy (ESL) survey, sending a clear message to the State Labor Government that together our community will not stand to be ripped off.

Local sportsman fires up for a big 2015

Jan 06, 2015  |  press release

Orazio Fantasia first handled a football when he was 6 years old at Magill Primary. In 2014, Orazio made his AFL debut for Essendon. His meteoric rise is an inspiration to all keen young sportsmen.

Masters store scrapped in Glynde – a win for our local community

Nov 03, 2014  |  press release

As reported by The Messenger in August 2014, ‘Woolworths has scrapped its plan for a big new Masters Home Improvement store at Glynde.’ In February 2013, when I was the Liberal Candidate for Hartley, I made a personal representation to the Development Assessment Panel of the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters, on behalf of local residents.