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About David


David served in the Australian Defence Force for over 22 years. An Army pilot, he flew helicopters and fixed wing aircraft and was the Senior Flying Instructor at the School of Army Aviation in Queensland.

Graduating as an experimental test pilot from the Empire Test Pilots’ School (UK), he finished his full time career in Defence as the Commanding Officer of the RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit.

Elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Wakefield (SA) in 2004, he served in the Parliament until 2007. David continued to fly as a test pilot and ran a small business working in the Defence and Aviation sectors prior to being elected to the Senate in 2010, 2016 and again in 2019.

In the (45th) Parliament, David was sworn as the Assistant Minister for Defence.

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$13M MAIN NORTH, KINGS AND MCINTYRE ROADS INTERSECTION UPGRADE

The concept design for the $13 million Main North Road, Kings and McIntyre Roads Intersection Upgrade has now been released, funded by a joint Federal and State Liberal Governments investment.

Made possible through our Government’s Urban Congestion Fund, this project will improve travel times, network reliability and safety for all commuters. You can have your say on the preliminary design (pictured) until Friday, 20th March.

The infamous intersection saw a total of 77 crashes occur between 2014 and 2018. This upgrade is essential in order to reduce the risk of future accidents for the approximately 81,550 vehicles travelling through the intersection daily, on average.

Early works are expected to commence in the second quarter of 2020, with major construction expected to commence in late 2020.

For further information, and to have your say, visit: www.dpti.sa.gov.au/kingsmcintyre
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$13M MAIN NORTH, KINGS AND MCINTYRE ROADS INTERSECTION UPGRADE The concept design for the $13 million Main North Road, Kings and McIntyre Roads Intersection Upgrade has now been released, funded by a joint Federal and State Liberal Governments investment. Made possible through our Government’s Urban Congestion Fund, this project will improve travel times, network reliability and safety for all commuters. You can have your say on the preliminary design (pictured) until Friday, 20th March. The infamous intersection saw a total of 77 crashes occur between 2014 and 2018. This upgrade is essential in order to reduce the risk of future accidents for the approximately 81,550 vehicles travelling through the intersection daily, on average. Early works are expected to commence in the second quarter of 2020, with major construction expected to commence in late 2020. For further information, and to have your say, visit: www.dpti.sa.gov.au/kingsmcintyre

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Why increase the number of lanes at the intersection only decrease them once you get through the lights. No different to what it is now, travelling either north or south. Traffic are continually having to merge all the time. If people are not going to use the northern expressway the only compromise is to have a three lane Main North Road, from the Saints Road intersection to Gepps Cross. The same stupidity applies to Curtis Road at Munno Para. Look at the Peachy Road intersection, heading west. Then there are huge delays coming up to the Main North Road because the two turn right lanes aren't long enough. I don't think our government (planners) have got a clue sometimes.

4 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

NORTHERN CONNECTOR ALMOST COMPLETE

The $885 million Northern Connector project is almost complete and will be open to traffic in just a couple weeks, the result of $708 million Australian Government and $177 million State Government contributions.

The new six lane, 15.5 kilometre project created 480 full-time equivalent jobs each year throughout its construction.

At last Sunday’s community open day, members of the public were able to take a bus tour along the road to see it in its entirety.

The Federal Liberal Government has committed $2.6 billion in the 2019/20 Federal Budget for new road and transport infrastructure projects in SA over the next decade. Since forming government in 2013, we have committed $8.2 billion to SA transport infrastructure.

More on the Northern Connector: dpti.sa.gov.au/nsc/northern_connector
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Adelaide is growing up

AUSTRALIAN SPACE AGENCY HQ OFFICIALLY OPENED

Today, the Australian Space Agency Headquarters were opened by Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo), Premier Steven Marshall and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews MP at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen

The ASA’s Mission Control and Space Discovery Centre, also located at Lot Fourteen, will open within the year.

The Federal Liberal Government’s goal is to triple Australia’s space industry to $12 billion and triple the sector workforce to 30,000 jobs by 2030. Today’s opening is a major milestone towards reaching these goals.

More on today’s opening: bit.ly/3258LhU
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Exciting concept... down the track perhaps. Space: The last frontier. Let's 'first frontier' it and create jobs in the renewable energy sector! Let's become world leaders and revive our manufacturing industry... 'electric road trains' Australian Style! Holden on steroids! How's that for an idea? Outer Space so we can retreat when climate change makes parts of earth uninhabitable? There are aged pensioners, living in small housing trust units, paying $1,000 per quarter for electricity. This is a Trump style, Reganesque, proposal and we're tagging along? Please respond Senator David Fawcett. I'd sincerely like to hear your thoughts on this... with respect Sir. 🤔

Space Agency ! Love it !

We need a jobs agency

6 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

NEW COMMUNITY APP AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST

Sharing the occasion with the opening of Gawler Fringe, I represented the Australian Government at the launch yesterday of the Gawler Connected Community smartphone application.

The app – with benefits for local residents, the business community and the Town of Gawler council – is just one part of the project which also includes public Wi-fi and solar panels installed on two council buildings.

The Australian Government committed $250,000 through its Smart Cities and Suburbs Program to the project, and the Town of Gawler committed the remainder.

Gawler locals can use the app to shop from local businesses, find their way to local landmarks, pay Council rates, and check roadwork notifications among other functions. It’s available for download now, from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Mayor Redman also kindly gave me a tour of the newly renovated Gawler Town Hall, which I hadn’t seen since its completion. The building honours its significant heritage while adding modern amenities and comfort, allowing it to be fit for community events and functions for decades to come.

More on the Gawler Connected Community project: bit.ly/38ClUBq
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NEW COMMUNITY APP AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST Sharing the occasion with the opening of Gawler Fringe, I represented the Australian Government at the launch yesterday of the Gawler Connected Community smartphone application. The app – with benefits for local residents, the business community and the Town of Gawler council – is just one part of the project which also includes public Wi-fi and solar panels installed on two council buildings. The Australian Government committed $250,000 through its Smart Cities and Suburbs Program to the project, and the Town of Gawler committed the remainder. Gawler locals can use the app to shop from local businesses, find their way to local landmarks, pay Council rates, and check roadwork notifications among other functions. It’s available for download now, from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Mayor Redman also kindly gave me a tour of the newly renovated Gawler Town Hall, which I hadn’t seen since its completion. The building honours its significant heritage while adding modern amenities and comfort, allowing it to be fit for community events and functions for decades to come. More on the Gawler Connected Community project: https://bit.ly/38ClUBqImage attachmentImage attachment

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Good work mate! Keep going 👍🏻

An App that does what other apps do already🤔🤔🤔🤔

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