News

SA scientists continue to help protect oyster industry

South Australian scientists will continue to lead the nation’s effort to safeguard valuable oyster industries from the threat of disease, after extra funding has been made available.

Read more
Trial manuka plantation site begins in Mid North

Planting has taken place today at a trial manuka plantation site in the State’s Mid North, as part of a project exploring the viability of growing the premium product in the region.

Read more
Luxury sashimi grade pipis on the horizon

The possibility of sashimi grade pipis is being tested as the State Government supports Goolwa PipiCo to investigate the high value product opportunity.

Read more
Stronger farm biosecurity with new State Government program

A new program to strengthen South Australia’s farm biosecurity and animal health management was officially launched today at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days.

Read more
Get your Regional Growth Fund applications in now

Don’t miss this opportunity to reinvigorate your regions. Now is the time to start finalising applications for the State Government’s first round of the Regional Growth Fund, which closes on 31 August.

Read more
New ForestrySA Board appointment

Experienced forester, Mr Keith Lamb, has today been appointed to the Board of ForestrySA to strengthen the organisation’s strategic asset management capability.

Read more
Government establishes dry season working group

The Marshall Liberal Government has today convened a working group with key industry stakeholders and support agencies to discuss the challenging seasonal conditions farmers and communities are experiencing in parts of South Australia.

Read more
Clean up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure now complete

The clean-up of abandoned aquaculture infrastructure at Anxious Bay near Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula is now complete and the area has been remediated – with more than 50 tonnes of netting alone removed.

Read more
Waikerie Football Club 110th Anniversary

Waikerie Football Club

The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:16): Today, I rise to acknowledge a great event that happened in the Riverland over the weekend to celebrate a 110th birthday, which I attended down at Waikerie. It really was quite a celebration. It was the 110th birthday of the Riverland Football League's reigning premiers, the Waikerie Football Club. I will give some history. From humble beginnings in 1908, the Waikerie Football Club Magpies began as a foundation member of the Mid Murray Football League. It was not long until they won the inaugural premiership and enjoyed a hat-trick from 1911 to 1913.

Read more
Great Wine Capitals

The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:09): Today, I rise to speak about a recent visit to the Riverland by members of the prestigious Great Wine Capitals global network. This is a world-renowned network of wine and industry leaders. I joined network members in the Riverland, including Napa Valley president, Clay Gregory; dean of the Wine and Spirits Academy at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux, Jacques-Olivier Pesme; and the general manager of the Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, Miguel Ribeiro from Portugal.

Read more