Welcome to My Website

It is an honour to be elected to represent the people of the electorate of Stuart in the South Australian Parliament. I work very hard to give our electorate a strong and informed voice in all relevant matters and also to support people locally. Working effectively on behalf of the people of Stuart will always be my primary responsibility and I also put time and energy into my role as Minister for Energy and Mining as well as promoting regional development more broadly throughout our State. 

I hope this website will be a useful insight into the Parliament of South Australia, how I represent you there and throughout the community and a source of other helpful information. Please feel free to contact me or my staff if you require any assistance with state government matters or if you wish to raise any issues which are of particular importance to you.

Yours sincerely,

Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP


Latest News

A powerful argument for another interconnector

The State Government says the re-energising of the Heywood electricity interconnector between South Australia and Victoria highlights the vital need for the proposed interconnector between SA and NSW. The Heywood Interconnector, which was knocked out during storms on February 1 when towers in Victoria fell, had half its capacity restored on Monday and is expected […]


Cheaper electricity prices coming

Two separate reports by electricity regulators show electricity prices in South Australia are going to fall further for households and businesses this year. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has determined that the default market offer for electricity, which replaced “standing offers” as the backstop for those who are not on market contracts, will be cut […]


Stuart electorate – drought | SPEECH

The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (15:37): I follow the member for Mawson and before him the Minister for Education, both talking about the recent bushfire events, and I acknowledge them. The electorate of Stuart unfortunately experiences more bushfires than any other electorate in this state, but fortunately we have not […]


Storm damages electricity interconnector

Storm damage to transmission lines near the Heywood interconnector on the Victorian side of the border will leave South Australia disconnected from the eastern states for up to a fortnight and highlights the critical importance of the proposed SA-NSW interconnector. At approximately 2:30pm on Friday the 31st of January, transmission towers in Victoria owned by AusNet Services were […]


Battery bonus for new home buyers

In another first for the Home Battery Scheme new home buyers in South Australia will be able to have solar and battery systems installed during the build delivering substantial savings on their electricity bills. “This latest development in the $100 million Home Battery Scheme will turbo charge the take up of home solar and battery […]