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 […]

Big boost for nature-based tourism in South Australia

Hon David Speirs MP Minister for Environment and Water Nature-based tourism in South Australia will be turbocharged with the launch of a $5 million co-investment fund to fast track recovery after coronavirus restrictions and bushfires have devastated much of the state.The $5 million Nature-Based Tourism Co-Investment Fund is part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s Parks […]

Fuel Pricing | SPEECH

The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (15:08): I rise today on behalf of the people of Stuart to talk about fuel pricing. I am particularly concerned about the fact that fuel prices in Port Augusta have for a long time now been consistently too much higher than those in other parts […]

SA Community Achievement Awards

f you know an individual, business or group that is helping to reshape and inspire your community, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, encourages you to nominate them for the SA Community Achievement Awards. “If there is someone that has provided support and made a real difference in your life, why not show […]

Power prices falling for household and small businesses

Tens of thousands of South Australian households and small businesses will receive substantial cuts to their electricity bills from July 1 this year. Today’s decision by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to cut the Default Market Offer for electricity by 5.6{9e5622066e1960f004879c952522e56bf2086272e245a02904d0a02db78f0cf3} or 7.3{9e5622066e1960f004879c952522e56bf2086272e245a02904d0a02db78f0cf3} for households, and 8.9{9e5622066e1960f004879c952522e56bf2086272e245a02904d0a02db78f0cf3} for small business has been welcomed by the […]

Solar panels | QUESTION TIME

The Hon. A. KOUTSANTONIS (West Torrens) (15:05): My question is for the Minister for Energy. Does the Minister for Energy support the policy announced by AEMO of disconnecting household solar from the grid at times of negative demand? The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (15:05): AEMO didn’t announce a policy of doing […]

Fast tracking school maintenance in Stuart

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is pleased to announce $576,000 is being spent on fast tracking school maintenance in the Stuart electorate. The funding was allocated to projects at Burra Community School, Orroroo Area School, Peterborough High School and Port Augusta West Primary School as part of the State Government’s $32 million economic […]