Stuart Electorate – Drought | SPEECH

The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (15:29): I rise on behalf of the people of Stuart to say a few words about the very difficult drought situation that is still affecting us and many other people throughout regional South Australia. It has been a tough year, as I am sure everybody […]

Successful applicants for Petroleum Exploration Acreage in Cooper and Otway Basins announced

The State Government today announced the successful bids for five new Petroleum Exploration Licences (PELs) with a guaranteed work program valued at $58.85 million over the next five years. The Department for Energy and Mining announced the successful applicants for new PELs in the Cooper Basin are Leigh Creek Energy, Cordillo Energy, Gidgee Energy and […]

Accelerated Discovery Initiative | QUESTION TIME

Mr BASHAM (Finniss) (15:30): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister update the house on the Marshall Liberal government’s Accelerated Discovery Initiative and how it is driving activity and investment in the state’s resources industry? The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN: Thank you, Speaker. The Accelerated Discovery Initiative is an outstanding […]

Expanded big battery charges up for testing

The Marshall Government welcomes today’s announcement that Neoen has begun final testing of the expanded 150 megawatt Hornsdale Power Reserve which was secured by $15 million from the State Government’s Grid Scale Storage Fund. Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the start of testing is a key milestone for the Hornsdale Power Reserve, which will allow the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to […]

You can bank on cheaper electricity

The Marshall Government has welcomed the announcement of further price reductions from a major electricity retailer as good news for South Australian households and businesses but urged everyone to make sure they are getting the best deal available. Last Friday Origin announced an average annual household saving of 5.6% or an average of $127 per […]

Successful exploration applicants announced

The State Liberal Government has announced the first round of successful applicants for its $10 million Accelerated Discovery fund which will assist in driving jobs and investment in South Australia’s resources industry during these difficult times. The 14 successful applicants for the ADI were announced today during Copper to the World Online – the first […]

Starting to seal the Strzelecki Track

Hon Stephan Knoll MP Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local GovernmentMinister for Planning Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP Minister for Energy and Mining The Strzelecki Track will start to be sealed in one of South Australia’s biggest regional road projects that will unlock massive investment, drive exports and create more jobs. The Marshall Government […]

$10,000 grants for morale-boosting events during drought

Hon Tim Whetstone MPMinister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Drought-affected communities across South Australia are being encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 towards local activities, events and functions focused on wellbeing and building resilience. The $330,000 Connecting Drought Communities Events Grant program is part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $21 million Drought Support […]

Port Augusta Courthouse receives boost from battery energy storage

The Port Augusta Magistrates Court has joined the battery energy storage revolution that is sweeping South Australia as part of our state’s transition to cheaper, more reliable and sustainable electricity. “The Marshall Government is investing in battery storage for homes and public buildings across the state to make better use of South Australia’s extensive solar […]