Supply Bill Speech
Mr TARZIA ( Hartley ) ( 11:28 :41 ): I rise to speak on the Supply Bill 2014, and obviously I am supporting the bill. The appropriation of $3.94 billion from the Consolidated Account is necessary to keep the basic functions of the government operating before the Treasurer hands down his budget in June this year. This is my first opportunity to speak on the supply of the government in this place, and I wish to touch on the general state of the economy and what the federal budget really means for the people of our state. I also want to raise, in the house, the projects around Hartley that are incredibly important to my constituents.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:32): I rise today on behalf of those with Italian origin in Hartley. I can advise that this is around 4,000 people in total. I still remember the day, a few months ago now, when I met His Excellency Pier Francesco Zazo, the Italian Ambassador, at the Italian consulate right here in Glynde in Hartley. On that day hundreds lined Payneham Road and packed into the consulate to hear the ambassador speak of the consulate's future. It was actually there that I stood side by side with many local and community leaders, including from organisations such as Com.It.Es, Co.As.It, APAIA, the Carabinieri associations and various Italian community clubs, as well as political leaders, including the member for Unley, for example, to plead the case for the consulate to remain here in Adelaide.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:24): I draw the house's attention to the award-winning Lochiel Park 'green village' in Campbelltown in Hartley. For those members who are not aware of the development, the Lochiel Park model community was opened in 2008 by the then premier Mike Rann and it is the centrepiece of the Labor government's plan (at the time) for sustainable living into the future. It is actually said to be the most environmentally friendly development in South Australia.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:22): I rise today to speak about SA Power Networks' proposal to build an electricity substation on the corner of Barnes Road and Davis Road in Glynde, a suburb which lies in my electorate of Hartley. Unfortunately for the residents of Glynde, under the current proposal the site for this proposed substation is in the middle of residential Glynde, adjacent to the Aveo Retirement Village, which is home to dozens of elderly members of my electorate. These residents, as well as many others in Glynde, have raised significant objections to this proposal for many years and this controversial proposal was a central issue in the election that has just passed.