Statement regarding SolarReserve

The South Australian Government has been informed by SolarReserve, the company proposing the Aurora Solar Thermal Plant in Port Augusta, that it will not be in a position to achieve Financial Close by the 31 of May 2019 as required under the Generation Project Agreement Amendment Deed. The date to achieve Financial Close was amended […]

Zero bills with zero emissions

South Australian households that moved early to access the Marshall Liberal Government’s subsidies of up to $6000 for home batteries are now seeing the benefits, with some household electricity bills dropping to zero. “The Marshall Liberal Government’s Home Battery Scheme (HBS) means participating households’ can slash their electricity bills while helping to deliver cheaper electricity […]

Energy Security | QUESTION TIME

Mr PATTERSON (Morphett) (15:03): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister please update the house on ElectraNet’s plan to address system strength and stability in South Australia? The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (15:04): Yes, I can. Thank you very much to the member […]

Christchurch Mosques Attack

The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (11:54): I strongly support the Premier’s motion and acknowledge the unanimous support for the motion in this chamber—and I am not in the very least surprised by that. As I have said in this chamber before, any loss of life is sad, any unexpected […]

Youth Parliament Program now open

Young South Australians have the unique opportunity to create change by having their voices heard at the highest level of State Government with applications now open for the 2019 Youth Parliament Program. The YMCA SA Youth Parliament is a personal development program for 15-24 year-olds which provides an opportunity for young people to gain a […]

Powering South Australia’s future energy needs

The Marshall Government says the arrival of major components for AGL’s Barker Inlet Power Station is another step towards more affordable, reliable and cleaner energy for South Australian households and businesses. “AGL’s investment in the $295 million, 210 MW fast-start gas plant will help address the problems created by the former Labor Government’s failed energy […]

National Electricty (South Australia) (Retailer Reliability Obligation) Amendment Bill | SPEECH

Introduction and First Reading The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (12:01): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996. Read a first time. Second Reading The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (12:01): I move: That […]

State Government grant to support remote healthcare clinic at Innamincka

The Marshall Liberal Government is supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service to develop a remote healthcare clinic at Innamincka. The Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section) is being offered up to $387,000 from the State Government’s Regional Growth Fund to develop a purpose-built clinic, providing quality and culturally safe health care and related social […]

Recognising our volunteers

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is encouraging community organisations and groups to say thank you to their volunteers by nominating them for the 2019 Premier’s Certificate of Recognition.   Mr van Holst Pellekaan said this was a fantastic opportunity to nominate one or more volunteers who have made an outstanding commitment and contribution […]

Proposed expansion of Olympic Dam declared a major development

The Marshall Liberal Government has declared BHP’s proposed 75 per cent increase in annual copper production at Olympic Dam a major development proposal to ensure the highest level of environmental, economic and social assessment possible. The $3 billion proposal would increase Olympic Dam’s annual copper production from 200,000 tonnes to up to 350,000 tonnes and […]