Home battery scheme sparks job creation

South Australia is set to become the home battery capital of the world following news that another battery producer will establish manufacturing facilities in Adelaide. Global energy storage company Alpha-ESS have signed an agreement with the South Australian Government that will see the company begin battery manufacturing in Adelaide – creating more than 100 new […]

Councils funded to help protect SA’s coasts

Hon David Speirs MP Minister for Environment and Water Eight South Australian councils have been granted a total of $325,500 by the Coast Protection Board to help protect and conserve the state’s coastline. To help councils manage their coastal risks and provide practical solutions, the Coast Protection Board’s annual grants program has funded seven regional councils […]

Solar Thermal Power at Port Augusta

Dan van Holst Pellekaan, Minister for Energy & Mining   (ABC NORTH & WEST 8.36-8.42)   Review of the State Government’s contract with Port Augusta’s solar thermal plant (Culliver:  Well a big part of Port Augusta’s transition from not having a coal-fired power station anymore, in fact it was a relief for many, many residents to learn […]

Marshall Liberal Government welcomes further drought assistance funding in SA

Hon Vickie Chapman MP Acting Premier Hon Tim Whetstone MP Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development The Marshall Liberal Government welcomes the Federal Government’s drought assistance package announced at today’s National Drought Summit. In addition to the $5 billion Future Drought Fund announced today, drought-affected council areas in South Australia will also receive an […]

Prepare now for bushfire season

With the exceptional dry conditions bringing forward the start of the fire danger season, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging individuals and community groups to assess their bushfire survival plan and ensure it takes into consideration (among other things) the potential for a loss of power or mobile phone service. The […]

Labor’s dirty diesel deal exposed

The State Government has revealed the former Labor Government’s deal for eight diesel generators would have cost South Australian taxpayers a staggering $609.5 million over their lifetime. A report into the diesel generators by Mr Mark Livesey QC, tabled in State Parliament today, shows that the total price of the former Labor Government’s energy plan […]

Rural Women’s Award

The Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased to advise applications for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award are now open. The award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of women in rural communities, industries and businesses. Mr van Holst Pellekaan says there are many extremely dedicated and capable women in the electorate of […]

Backing our farmers and our communities

With parts of the electorate of Stuart experiencing one of the driest seasons in decades, State Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan is encouraging people to seek support. “Unfortunately there are large areas in our electorate experiencing extremely dry conditions, with many farmers and pastoralists facing their second consecutive poor season,” he said. “There […]

German energy giant to deliver 430 manufacturing jobs to SA

German energy storage giant sonnen will begin assembling its world-leading home battery technology in Adelaide after announcing plans today to establish an Australian headquarters in South Australia. In a major coup for South Australia, the company expects to transition from assembling to manufacturing battery technology in Adelaide. The assembly and manufacture of 50,000 energy storage […]