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

Australia’s first compressed air energy storage facility

South Australia’s impressive range of renewable energy projects is set to increase with the news that a Canadian company has received development approval to build a $30 million advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) facility at the Angas Zinc Mine near Strathalbyn. The Angas A-CAES facility is the first of its kind in Australia and […]


Renewable Energy | QUESTION TIME

Mr BASHAM (Finniss) (14:35): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister please update the house on the opportunities to export renewable energy from South Australia? The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (14:35): Thank you very much to the member for Finniss, who, like so […]


Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill | SPEECH

Second Reading The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (20:42): I have listened attentively to the shadow minister’s comments and I would have to say that the vast majority of what he said I agree with; not everything, but certainly the vast majority of it. Some people like to claim that, […]


Electricity relief begins today

In welcome news, from today tens of thousands South Australia households and small businesses will be paying up to 12 per cent less for their electricity, with hundreds of thousands of others across the state also benefiting from more modest reductions in their electricity bills. “Some of the 80,000 households and businesses on standing contracts […]


Interconnector gets major project status

In another significant step towards the proposed SA-NSW interconnector, the Marshall Liberal Government has granted the nation-building infrastructure Major Project Status. Major Project Status recognises the economic significance of the interconnector to South Australia and delivers a rigorous whole of government assessment process. The $1.5 billion SA-NSW interconnector will deliver cheaper electricity to consumers in […]