SA Best's Kelly Gladigau, Liberal MP Adrian Pederick trade barbs over closure of Anita Silverman's Royal Tea Rooms and Party Palace

Anita Silverman, pictured in 2016. Photo: File.
Anita Silverman, pictured in 2016. Photo: File.

SA Best candidate Kelly Gladigau has questioned whether the Environment Protection Authority or Liberal MP Adrian Pederick should have done more to help Anita Silverman.

The Murray Bridge East resident’s children’s venue, the Royal Tea Rooms and Party Palace, was forced to close down due to a dispute with a neighbouring abattoir about waste water overflowing onto her property.

The EPA considered its investigation closed when The Standard featured her story in 2016, but Mrs Silverman remained dissatisfied, and Ms Gladigau said she deserved better.

“There is little point in people making complaints to sitting members about an issue if the member simply accepts the agency’s explanation on face value,” Ms Gladigau said.

Mr Pederick told The Standard he had written to the EPA twice and the relevant minister six times, met Mrs Silverman five times and the EPA multiple times, and put in four freedom of information requests in connection with the matter.

“I … have attempted on many occasions to obtain the answers for Mrs Silverman,” he said.

“I currently still have an enquiry pending with the minister.

“The facts speak for themselves.”


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