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 […]

Rebates for drought resilience

Farmers and pastoralists can now register their interest in a $5 million Federal rebate scheme for new water infrastructure designed to improve their drought resilience. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging primary producers to consider the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme, which will provide a 25 per cent rebate up […]

Australia’s first Compressed Air Energy Storage Project at Strathalbyn

Australia’s first Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) project will be developed at the former Angas Zinc Mine at Strathalbyn delivering cheaper, cleaner and more reliable electricity to South Australians. Energy and Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan hailed Hydrostor Australia’s commitment in Strathalbyn as further evidence that the Marshall Government’s energy policies were attracting […]

Record temperatures, weak energy system shows why NSW interconnector is needed

The Marshall Government used ‘every tool at its disposal’ to prevent residential load-shedding yesterday, amid record high temperatures in Adelaide and across the state and low power supply in SA and Victoria. Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the Government was prepared and practiced, having been in close coordination with the […]

101 batteries already installed under Government’s Home Battery Scheme, hundreds more on the way

Hundreds of South Australians seeking more affordable, reliable power have successfully applied for a State Government subsidy through the Marshall Government’s new Home Battery Scheme, with 101 home batteries already successfully installed. Over 500 households are also now in line for installation – accessing grants of up to $6000 each – as public interest in […]

MOU on electricity interconnector

An interconnector to carry electricity between South Australia and New South Wales is a step closer after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by both state governments in Adelaide. “The MOU is another significant step in the process of establishing an interconnector that will lower electricity prices in both states and improve reliability […]