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State Liberal Government’s first 12 months of delivering for SA

The Marshall Liberal Government’s first year in office has delivered real outcomes for SA, with today marking one year since South Australians voted for the Liberal Party’s Strong Plan for Real Change. 

“My team took to the election a plan to create more jobs, lower costs and to provide better services for all South Australians,” said Premier Steven Marshall. 

“While we have delivered on all these fronts, we acknowledge there is much more hard work to be done to ensure South Australia’s future prosperity – and we are up to the task. 

1,000 Home Battery Scheme subsidies approved

The Marshall Government’s $100 million Home Battery Scheme has enjoyed a surge of interest during the summer months with more than 1000 subsidies now approved.

“The spike in the number of approved subsidies for home batteries comes on the back of a 262% increase in requests for quotes during the month of January,” said Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan.

“More and more people are realising that the Marshall Government’s Home Battery Scheme is a good way to cut their electricity bills.

Sports crazy South Aussies cash in on beefed-up vouchers

More than $850,000 has been put back into the pockets of South Australian parents thanks to the skyrocketing popularity of the Marshall Government’s beefed-up Sports Vouchers Program.

Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing figures reveal $858,821 has been returned to parents since January 1 - a 436 per cent increase on last year’s figure over the same period ($159,999) - thanks to the Liberal State Government’s decision to double their value from $50 to $100.

Babies having a swell time amid beach safety boom

Hundreds more South Australian bubs and small children have been hitting the beach this summer amid the soaring popularity of a program run by Surf Life Saving SA.

New figures reveal 435 families – an increase of 159 per cent from the previous year - are putting their little ones through the Surf Babies and Little Life Savers course after the Marshall State Government subsidised the cost of the program down to $50 from $100.

SA’s Grid Scale Storage Fund attracts global interest

International companies at the forefront of developing innovative energy storage solutions are among those that have applied for the Marshall Liberal Government’s $50 million Grid Scale Storage Fund.

The Fund, launched in November 2018, is another critical component of the Marshall Government’s policies designed to deliver cheaper, more reliable and greener power to South Australian households and businesses.

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said that when applications closed last week more than 50 proposals had been received.

Liberal Government gives thousands of South Australians cost of living relief

Nearly 34,000 South Australian households on low or fixed incomes are set to start receiving the State Government’s annual Cost of Living Concession payment this week, to help with expenses like energy and water bills.

The concessions provide $103.70 per household, totalling more than $3.5 million in assistance for 2019.

The cost of living concession payments come as the Marshall Liberal Government continues to deliver on its commitment to ease cost of living pressures for South Australians. These include:

• Delivering more affordable electricity

Helping SA’s farm water go the distance

  • SA and Federal Government invest $5 million in emergency water infrastructure
  • Drought-hit livestock farmers can claim up to 25% on new water infrastructure
  • Part of the $50 million On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme

The Federal Coalition and South Australian Governments are delivering $5 million in Federal rebates for drought affected livestock farmers who invest in on-farm water infrastructure.

100 more reasons to get your child's feet moving

South Australian parents can dance all the way to the bank now that the Marshall Government has added the popular pastime to the Sports Voucher Program.

The Liberal State Government recently doubled the value of the voucher to $100 to use towards the cost of sporting club fees or membership.

All forms of dance (cultural, artistic, street,) are now included in the program – which has recognised providers through more than a hundred sports and recreation activities throughout South Australia.

Record temperatures, weak energy system shows why NSW interconnector is needed

The Marshall Government used ‘every tool at its disposal’ to prevent residential load-shedding yesterday, amid record high temperatures in Adelaide and across the state and low power supply in SA and Victoria.

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the Government was prepared and practiced, having been in close coordination with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and finally declaring an Energy Emergency at 7pm.