The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:03): I have a supplementary question. Following my recent
question to the minister regarding the Northern Adelaide Economic Leaders Group, has the minister
made a determination about whether the town of Gawler and the City of Tea Tree Gully will be
included in that Northern Adelaide Economic Leaders Group?
The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for
Automotive Transformation, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) (15:03): We
have a community leaders group that consists of, amongst others, myself and the mayors of Playford,
Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield. We will consult with councils like Gawler and Tea Tree Gully.
I am pleased to be able to inform the Hon. John Dawkins that only very recently I met with
the Mayor of Gawler and discussed a whole range of issues. She let me know some of the issues
that are affecting Gawler and the high exposure that various parts of the Gawler region have for
workers in the automotive area.
The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins: She doesn't do what the local member tells her to.
The Hon. K.J. MAHER: It was a very good conversation. The honourable member will be
pleased to note that we talked about him. I will not say what we talked about but we certainly talked
about the Hon. John Dawkins in a most positive and constructive way.
That is a community leaders group of those councils that are most directly and immediately
impacted but certainly regions like Gawler and Tea Tree Gully we recognise do have a lot of residents
and companies that have exposure to the automotive sector, so I will continue to talk to those
councils, as I did in the last few weeks while we were in that part of the world for community cabinet.