Wednesday, 07 June 2017 00:00

Airline socks for "Hands On"

socks2In my latest Morphett Matters electorate newsletter, I advertised for spare airline socks for the Rotary Club of Somerton Park’s “Hands On” project where prosthetic hands are assembled for distribution to recipients in Sri Lanka or Cambodia who have lost hands in land mine accidents.

The Club was seeking donations of socks left over from international airline flights as they are perfect to place over the limb prior to fitting the artificial hand - every person fitted with a 'hand' receives a sock to wear under it and airline socks are perfect as they do not have a heel.

To date, 80 pairs of socks have been donated, meaning that 160 people will benefit.

The Rotary Club extends a huge thank you to the people who have brought airline socks into the donation bin at my office in 4 Byron Street, Glenelg.  Collecting the socks are Barbara Humphries and Linda Sweeney from RC of Somerton Park. Please continue to support this great cause by bringing your airline socks to my office. 

South Australian Community Achievement Awards

The South Australian Community Achievement Awards have been launched for 2017 and the state-wide search has begun. The Awards are all about the passion of people who are committed to making South Australia a better place in which to live. If someone has made an impact or difference in your life or has impressed you with their community spirit, why not nominate them!

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 00:00

Win the War on Cartridge Waste


Thank you to the constituents of Morphett for helping to recycle printer cartridges through the Planet Ark printer cartridge recycling program. In the past 12 months more than 11kg of ink cartridges have been collected in my office.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) often has to undertake essential maintenance works on metropolitan train and tram lines through the night to avoid impacting day services. To date, residents who live within close proximity of the planned night works have been provided with advance notice in writing.  However, it is often difficult to notify residents of changes to the date, details and location of works due to weather conditions, logistical considerations or in response to emergency work activities.

To help overcome this issue, DPTI has introduced an electronic notification system to enable residents surrounding the rail corridors (including the tram line) to receive rail maintenance works notifications via email or SMS. This will allow residents to be notified of upcoming night works in a more timely manner, including unplanned works.

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