Gawler Business Development

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:50 ): A supplementary question: minister, why was the Town of Gawler not included in the original Northern Economic Plan, given that it has as many employees at Holden as the City of Port Adelaide Enfield?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Employment, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Science and Information Economy) ( 14:51 ): I thank the honourable member for his question. Whenever programs are being designed and areas are being taken into account, there are always areas that will and will not be included. The Northern Economic Plan, the development of the plan, was an initiative between the state government and the councils of Port Adelaide Enfield, Playford and Salisbury. Of course, as demonstrated with this particular program, we recognise that it is not just those council areas but places like Gawler that are going to be affected.