South Australia's Premier and Opposition Leader have both visited the Murraylands this week, promising funding and launching policies pitched at the region's voters.
As South Australia counts down to its most unpredictable election in years, with SA Best likely to draw votes away from Labor and Liberal, Hammond has shaped up as a surprising battleground.
Recent developments include:
- The Liberals will spend $7 million upgrading the Murray Bridge hospital if elected.
- SA Best wants to subsidise public transport between Adelaide and Murraylands towns.
- The Labor government has funded four projects which will create dozens of jobs.
- Premier Jay Weatherill has visited two local schools.
- Mr Weatherill also launched the state Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin at Meningie.
- Conservative MP Rob Brokenshire has been listening to farmers concerned about water security.
- What does it all mean?The Standard's Peri Strathearn hazards a guess.
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