Andy Gilfillan is ready to take charge for Liberal

EAGER: Liberal candidate for the seat of Mawson Andy Gilfillan is ready to contest the current Labor seat in the upcoming election. Photo: Harrison Schultz.

EAGER: Liberal candidate for the seat of Mawson Andy Gilfillan is ready to contest the current Labor seat in the upcoming election. Photo: Harrison Schultz.

The Liberal party has not held the seat of Mawson since 2006 but Andy Gilfillan has plans to change this.

Mr Gilfillan was born and raised on Kangaroo Island and has been married to wife Kate for nearly 25 years and has raised three daughters.

He has worked hard to be successful both personally and professionally, and to achieve this he looked at what he needed to get done.

“I have a very goal orientated philosophy that you’ve just got to get things got to get things done, I think if you look at politics, there’s lots of committees and lots of talking, a lot of hot air and not much gets done and it can be really expensive,” he said.

Road Safety

Mr Gilfillan said road safety would be a huge part of the liberal future, from barricades to stop cars flying off the road and hitting trees, to the upgrade of South Road and supporting projects which make the area easier to access.

“We will always, and I will always support anything that is a road safety initiative.”

Health

“If you turn up at Noarlunga for a procedure, if by five o’clock you’re still needing on going healthcare, they call an ambulance and move you to another precinct,” he said.

“We’re moving that back to 72 hours, put acute care beds back in and putting a women and childrens hub in.”

Tourism

Mr Gilfillan said the region’s tourism market had been completely ignored.

“We’ve got one of the most beautiful beaches, Aldinga Beach and this magnificent wine region, anywhere else in the world it’d be an absolute mecca,” he said.

“But, there’s nowhere to stay, we’ve got some nice BnB’s but we don’t have that top end hotel, the idea is to get people from all over the world to come and spend their money here.” “Inject their money into the community and get young people to come back to the state.” 

He said further projects to increase tourism in the area included opening mountain bike trails and the Myponga reservoir for recreational activities. 

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