Media Releases

Green light signals beginning of Graduated Licensing Scheme and motorcycle rider safety boost

Nov 23, 2021  |  media release

Thousands of young and inexperienced motorcycle riders across South Australia have transitioned to an enhanced motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) today in an unprecedent boost to road safety.

$5.980 million redevelopment of Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club the biggest in SA history

Nov 20, 2021  |  media release

Water safety on the Fleurieu Peninsula has been bolstered for generations of South Australians to come with the official launch of a new state-of-the-art lifesaving, training, and function hub at Port Elliot – the latest jewel in the crown for Surf Life Saving South Australia (SLSSA).

Marshall Government’s nation leading drug driver legislation passes first testn passes first test

Nov 16, 2021  |  media release

Australian-first legislation that will see drug drivers exiled from South Australian roads instantly after a positive roadside drug test has passed the House of Assembly.

New Protective Security Officers clock on as wave of resources flood back to frontline policing

Nov 12, 2021  |  media release

Frontline SAPOL officers are continuing their transition back to business on the beat as South Australia prepares to open its borders at the magic 80% vaccination rate – and freshly-graduated Protective Security Officers (PSO) will soon be playing their part to keep the community safe from COVID-19.

Innovative projects recognised for building disaster and emergency resilience in South Australia

Nov 09, 2021  |  media release

Ten projects and a photograph have been recognised at the 2021 South Australian Resilient Australia Awards ceremony held this morning at the National Wine Centre.

Mega $9 million Noarlunga MFS station project fires up economy with local jobs

Nov 09, 2021  |  media release

South Australian tradies will buckle up their tool belts this week to begin construction on a mega Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) command station in the southern suburbs that will feature as a dual-purpose emergency services hub to safeguard the community.

SAPOL stamps out anti-social behaviour to boost southern suburbs safety

Oct 15, 2021  |  media release

A SAPOL operation targeting anti-social behaviour at a major shopping centre and nearby business precinct in the southern suburbs has resulted in multiple arrests and evictions.

Country people lose their lives on country roads – it’s no myth

Oct 15, 2021  |  media release

South Australians living in regional communities are the target audience of a new road safety campaign that uses seven emotionally charged TV commercials to reveal the horrors of the Fatal Five offences and how they are claiming lives at a tragic rate on the state’s regional roads.

Huge road safety boost for motorcycle riders just around the bend

Oct 14, 2021  |  media release

Almost 12,000 young and novice motorcycle riders will be reminded in coming days about crucial changes to South Australia’s motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS), which come into effect next month to further protect lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads.

North east school name revealed

Oct 11, 2021  |  media release

Morialta Secondary College has been revealed as the name of the new school set to open in the north eastern suburbs in 2023.