Media Release - National Broadband Network rolling out in Yankalilla, Normanville and Carrickalinga - Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Around 2800 premises in Yankalilla, Normanville and Carrickalinga are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction on the fibre-to-the-premises network now underway.Telstra has finalised remediation of infrastructure in the area, meaning that in coming weeks, NBN Co subcontractors will be in the streets, laying out fibre to connect premises.This is an important milestone for the area, with greater certainty for homes and businesses as they prepare for supe... »

Media Release - Anzac Centenary funding success for Ironbank community - Monday, 17 March 2015

The Adelaide Hills community of Ironbank will benefit from the restoration of its World War One (WW1) Honour Roll, after securing $4,532 through the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme.The honour roll is the only WW1 memorial in the area and it is displayed in the district’s only public hall on Pole Road, Ironbank. I congratulate the Ironbank Faith Community on its efforts to secure this funding, and for undertaking a project that will help future generations appreciat... »

Media Release - National Broadband Network rolling out in Macclesfield and Meadows - Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Around 1200 premises in Macclesfield and Meadows are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation work now underway. In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts.The NBN will update its online maps in coming months to inform residents when physical construction of the network has begun, and when the network will be ready for service. Detailed maps that show cons... »

Media Release - Green Army makes a difference in the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning area - Thursday, 12 March 2015

A group of 17-24 year olds have been restoring the local environment in the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning (GWLAP) area as part of the Australian Government’s Green Army Programme.The Green Army participants from the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula are seeing the results of their hard work come to fruition after completing their 22 week on-ground project.Their efforts were acknowledged at a graduation ceremony at the Natural Resources Centre in Strathalbyn this morning, hosted ... »

Transcript - 5AA Adelaide Mornings with Leon Byner - Friday, 6 March 2015

LEON BYNER: Jamie Briggs is the Assistant Infrastructure Minister. Jamie, what's your response to what the government's saying?JAMIE BRIGGS: Leon, thanks for having me on. That is just a lie. That statement is just a lie. We have not changed the criteria of this programme since the then-Gillard Government put it in place, and the states signed up to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, and therefore this money. That statement is just simply wrong, misleading, and it is again another example of a gover... »

Media Release - Labor’s games are damaging South Australia - Friday, 6 March 2015

The South Australian Government has deteriorated into nothing more than a grubby political operation which is damaging our state.Despite the Australian Government’s best efforts to work with Premier Weatherill to create jobs and grow South Australia’s economy, he is only interested in picking a fight at any opportunity.This behaviour is so petty that the South Australian Government is actually refusing $25 million in federal funding through the Murray Darling Basin Economic Diversification Progr... »

Media Release - Funding success for Encounter Lutheran College - Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Encounter Lutheran College is next in line to benefit from the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme, securing a $5,500 grant to commemorate the landing of our ANZACs in Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.The successful grant application is a fantastic result and a credit to the teachers at Encounter Lutheran College, who have encouraged their students to learn more about Australia’s military history by undertaking their own Anzac Centenary projects. Through the grants progr... »

Media Release - Seeking Green Army participants in the Mayo electorate - Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Australian Government is seeking young participants for a 25 week Green Army project to rehabilitate, protect and enhance the environment in the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands and Fleurieu regions of South Australia. The project is due to commence in the coming weeks and will provide participants with skills training and experience to improve their future career prospects, while generating real and lasting benefits to the local environment. People can apply if they are an Australian citizen or ... »

Transcript - 891 ABC with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan - Friday, 27 February 2015

MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Jamie Briggs is the Federal Liberal MP for Mayo, he's Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Welcome to the program, Minister.JAMIE BRIGGS: Good morning.MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Minister, you're outraged that the state government is spending money on an advertising campaign targeting the fact that you've pulled the pin on funding for pensioner concessions in council rates. Why are you then going to counter with your own advertising campaign?JAMIE BRIGG... »

Transcript - 5AA Radio Interview with Leon Byner - Friday, 27 February 2015

E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….LEON BYNER: Just on a side issue here, we learnt yesterday - in fact you would have seen the ads on television last night if you were watching - that the South Australian Government has committed, $1.1 million to clearly sheet back to the Federal Government the responsibility of the decrease or the removal of this rebate for pensioner concessions on council rates. Now I wanted to pull out some information to try and get an accurate perspective on what's act... »

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