Stephan Knoll shares key achievements since March 2018

Schubert MP Stephan Knoll refers to the upgrade of Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda to Nuriootpa, as one of his 'best examples' to improving roads.
Schubert MP Stephan Knoll refers to the upgrade of Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda to Nuriootpa, as one of his 'best examples' to improving roads.

Local issues and local people continue to sit at the top of the list, Schubert MP Stephan Knoll shares a year since taking up office as Transport Minister.

"There is no doubt that life has gotten busier," he said.

"We make sure that we put local issues and local people at the top of the pile."

To date his 2017/18 campaign promises have led to design work in place for the Lyndoch Road upgrade, a policy to support payroll tax exemptions for small businesses and discussions continuing for design work to support two Barossa dog parks.

"The Barossa hospital business case began last year and is still underway," Mr Knoll explained.

"I am very optimistic that there is a case to be made for a new Barossa health facility, but we need to wait until we have all the facts in front of us before going any further."

He believes key state achievements, such as abolishing payroll tax for small business, cheaper Emergency Services Levy bills, cheaper and more reliable power through the Home Battery Scheme and a record investment in education, supports the cost of living.

We are also about to start work to fix up the dangerous section of the Sturt Highway near Gomersal Road.

Schubert MP and Transport Minister Stephan Knoll

Across the state, support has been given to CFS station upgrades which include Roseworthy and Angaston, with continued lobbying to the Federal Government to reduce the number of mobile black spots.

"In my role as Minister I have actively pushed for more work to be done to improving regional roads."

He refers to one of his "best examples", the recent upgrade to Barossa Valley Way between Tanunda and Nuriootpa.

"We are also about to start work to fix up the dangerous section of the Sturt Highway near Gomersal Road."

The resurfacing works near the Gomersal Road turn-off, begin this month and will be completed in June, weather permitting.

This project comes on top of $55 million secured in Federal and State funding to fix the Horrocks Highway and $6 million to install a roundabout at Kroemer's Crossing.

With the Federal election to fall Saturday, Mr Knoll places confidence in the Morrison Government. "Our region has a very bright future," he said.