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My name is Jassmine Wood and I will be contesting the seat of Colton for SA-BEST in the state election on March 17.

You may already know me as the Henley Ward Councilor for the City of Charles Sturt. What you may not know is why I have decided to run for parliament.

I believe that South Australians are crying out for a change for the better. For too long both Labor and the Liberals have been taking the people of South Australia for granted. All too often they are more interested in their own interests than the good of our state and our local communities. We need representatives who understand and really care about the communities they live in. We need hard working, grassroots members of the local community elected to represent their local area in an honest and transparent manner.

The time is well and truly here to have elected members who put the interests and needs of their local community before that of a political party. I know that many of you are sick and tired of the current government but don’t see the ineffectual Liberal opposition as a serious alternative.

I stand beside Nick Xenophon and the entire SA-BEST team who have a strong, positive vision for our state. We want to make sure your MP is working hard for you, and that your government is open and honest and delivering affordable, reliable services to all. We also want to make sure our young people are given the opportunities they need to stay in SA and build their futures here.

Colton deserves an elected representative who will stand up for its residents when it comes to the issues that matter the most, whether local or those that affect the entire state.

I have a proven track record of fighting on behalf of local residents on many issues, including parking meters at Henley Square, saving the local library, advocating for a permanent solution to the state of West Beach and much needed funding for community groups. I hope I’ve proven to you that I’m not afraid to do the right thing and stand up for my local community when it matters the most.

I am an enormously proud South Australian and very passionate about my local area in particular. It would be an immense privilege to represent you and your family in Colton.

I encourage you to contact me at call the campaign office on (08) 8545 0400 to discuss the issues that matter most to you.

Jassmine Wood

Jassmine Wood - SA-BEST Candidate for Colton

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P.S. If you would like to get involved in the campaign as a volunteer that would be great. Call or email me, or contact the SA-BEST campaign office on (08) 8545 0400.

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Some of the issues in Colton that need action…

Henley Police Station

Our local police station in Henley Beach is a new multi-million dollar facility, yet the station is closed at the times when you need police assistance the most. Police stations are not shops, so why does the Henley Police station only open during the retail hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday in such a busy precinct? It is outrageous! SA-BEST will work to reverse this silly arrangement and give the people of Colton peace of mind by having their police station operating around the clock, seven days a week.

West Beach

West Beach is constantly being shifted from one neighboring electorate to another and it is no surprise it always ends up being forgotten. As the local councillor, I have been advocating for a solution to the diminishing sand at West Beach but to date, the state government has failed to find a solution and it doesn’t rate as a priority. Then there’s the regular flushing of the River Torrens rendering a section of the beach a contaminated ‘no swim’ zone, even over busy weekends. - West Beach residents deserve better!

Hoon Hotspots

Some areas of Colton are hotspots for hoon drivers who blatantly disregard speed limits, scaring locals and endangering both themselves and other road users. Police never arrive in time to catch them. Colton needs a system where hotspots are recognized and given extra police attention.

School Funding

Many parents in Colton tell me there is an inequity in the funding being distributed to our local public schools. Why should some families enjoy a richer educational experience just because of the boundaries within which they live? It sounds crazy but some families are choosing to move simply to have access to a ‘better’ public school. This shouldn’t be the case. Every child in Colton should have equal access to quality education.

Health services

The downgrading of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital- a vital facility in the west- by the government with its so-called Transforming Health ‘reforms’ has outraged us all. Labor is now trying to make up for their bungling by throwing more money at it because an election is around the corner. They can’t be trusted any longer to manage the health of our state. SA-BEST will work to restore QEH’s status.

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