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Riverlanders urged to rally in support of local growers

Riverland residents are being asked to step up in the fight against fruit fly and strip their backyard fruit trees as the State Government, horticulture industry and Riverland growers continue to work to contain the recent outbreaks.

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Renmark High School Redevelopment

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (11:36): I would like to rise to make a small contribution. Renmark High School is one of the high schools in the Riverland, and I am very, very proud that one of my children attended there for a couple of years before heading down to Adelaide to finish his schooling career. Renmark High School is a very proud school located close to the banks of the beautiful River Murray. It has students from very diverse cultural backgrounds and walks of life and they have been very well regarded in terms of their academic and sporting achievements.

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Putting the future of Chaffey in your hands

Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone is inviting Riverland and Mallee residents to get behind a Community Survey for the chance to win a $250 voucher.

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$10m investment to boost Riverland

The Riverland will benefit from nearly $70 million of investment in regional South Australia which will be unlocked, creating more than 1,000 jobs, thanks to $12 million from the Marshall Liberal Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

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22nd June 2020

The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:21): I rise today to speak about some of the goings on in the great electorate of Chaffey. Last Friday, it was great to be in Berri, in the Riverland, to be part of the announcement and launch of the 5G tower—

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22nd July 2020

The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:21): I rise today to speak about some of the goings on in the great electorate of Chaffey. Last Friday, it was great to be in Berri, in the Riverland, to be part of the announcement and launch of the 5G tower—

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World-leading AgTech innovation lands in Loxton

AgTech innovation in regional South Australia will get a significant boost with the Marshall Liberal Government today launching a world-class business hub and demonstration farm in the Riverland.

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The lure of commercial fishing reform

More than 30 commercial fishers have already applied to voluntarily surrender their licence under the Marshall Liberal Government’s historic $24 million reform of the South Australian Marine Scalefish Fishery.

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18th June 2020

The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:24): Today, I rise to take the opportunity to speak about and reflect on the strength of my local community, particularly through the adversity of COVID-19, and how they have risen and rallied together through an uncertain period of time, particularly owning a local small business, running a farm or just being in a service sector.

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$15 million Regional Growth Fund to stimulate economy

A special $15 million stimulus round of the Regional Growth Fund has been brought forward by the Marshall Liberal Government to help fast track the recovery of regional economies after COVID-19 restrictions.

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