Smart response to meter delays

The Marshall Government has welcomed the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) adoption of strong new rules for electricity retailers regarding the installation of smart meters. “I’m pleased AEMC has adopted strict timelines and will impose hefty financial penalties if electricity retailers fail to deliver within those timelines,” said Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van […]

Regional communities speak up on NRM reform

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased regional communities and primary producers have shown their support for the government’s proposed Natural Resource Management (NRM) reform. “More than 250 written submissions were received during the community consultation period,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan said. “I am pleased regional people have spoken up in support […]

Glowing report on Marshall Government’s energy plan

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) report into South Australia’s electricity system released today has strongly endorsed the Marshall Government’s plan to deliver more reliable and affordable energy to South Australia. Today’s AEMO South Australian Electricity Report highlights the importance of the Marshall Government’s Home Battery Scheme, interconnection to New South Wales, and the Virtual […]

10 per cent electricity price cut long overdue

Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan has welcomed announcements from Origin Energy, Red Energy and Lumo Energy that they will drop electricity prices for South Australians by 10 per cent from 1 January 2019. Origin Energy will reduce electricity prices for concession customers on standing offers or non-discounted plans by 10 per cent, while […]

Government subsidy supporting local apprenticeships

Employers in South Australia’s regional and rural areas are being encouraged to take part in a new government subsidy scheme offering generous support towards the costs of employing apprentices. The Minister for Industry and Skills, David Pisoni said he has written letters to all regional councils and Regional Development Australia (RDA) outlining the benefits of […]

sonnen battery recharges northern Adelaide jobs market

In a significant boost for local jobs German energy storage giant sonnen has begun assembling its world-leading home battery technology at the former GM Holden factory at Elizabeth in Adelaide’s north. The State Liberal Government’s Home Battery Scheme has been pivotal to securing sonnen’s investment in South Australia. “Having sonnen locate its manufacturing centre in […]

Speak up on managing roadside vegetation

The Native Vegetation Council has developed new interim guidelines for managing native vegetation on roadsides and Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging people to have their say. Councils and Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) follow these guidelines when removing native vegetation to maintain safety and visibility along roadsides, while retaining […]

Shop local this Christmas

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is encouraging people to shop local this Christmas to provide a much needed boost to the local economy. Mr van Holst Pellekaan said spending money locally was more important than ever before. “South Australian businesses are facing many challenges at the moment, particularly because of the dry season […]