Bypass demand

SA-BEST will demand the completion of the $4.5m Penola Bypass as a non-negotiable condition of support if MacKillop candidate Tracy Hill wins the seat and the party holds the balance of power after the state election.

Party leader Nick Xenophon said the completion of the northern stage of the bypass “as soon as possible” would be a key demand if he becomes kingmaker on March 17.

Mr Xenophon said the issue of funding was an “embarrassment”, adding the completed project would provide a number of safety and economic benefits to the region.

“We know the cost is in the


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