Drought package expanded to help more people

Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier Hon Tim Whetstone MP Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Expand mental health outreach support with enhanced Family and Business Support Program Introduce a $120 per dog wild dog bounty $330,000 for community drought recovery events Extend the 50 per cent rebate for pastoral lease rents An extra wild […]

Home batteries for Bushfire victims

A free home battery will be offered to each householder who rebuilds their home lost in this summer’s devastating bushfires, under an arrangement offered by the Marshall Government and local battery manufacturer sonnen. “Installing a battery as part of the rebuild will help make bushfire victims new homes more sustainable, more resilient and allow them […]

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 2020 Youth Parliament Program. The YMCA SA Youth Parliament is a personal development program for 15 to 25-year-olds, providing an opportunity for young people to gain a […]

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 2020 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lake Bonney Battery boosts energy competition

The Marshall Government’s transformation of South Australia’s power system is another step closer with the Lake Bonney big battery in the final stages of testing and close to full commercial operation. “The Marshall Government has prioritised delivering cheaper, more reliable electricity to South Australian households and businesses whilst lowering emissions,” said Minister for Energy and […]