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Big savings for ‘mum and dad’ investors as vast majority - or 92% - to pay less land tax, as top rate slashed to 2.4%

The Marshall Liberal Government has tonight announced details of its bold land tax reform package – including an immediate slashing of SA’s top marginal tax rate from the highest in the nation at 3.7% to just 2.4% (which is the average of all mainland states) – which will benefit tens of thousands of South Australians who will pay either less or no land tax at all.

Seeking ideas to grow heritage tourism in SA

Marshall Liberal Government is seeking the views of heritage and tourism experts as well as the community to develop a vision and shared plan to grow heritage tourism in South Australia, create jobs and stimulate economic activity. 

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the consultation is being undertaken to determine how South Australia’s heritage can best be unlocked and leveraged to contribute to growing our visitor economy.

German supermarket giant breaks ground on first Australian stores

One of the world’s largest retailers, Kaufland, has broken ground today to commence construction of its first South Australian supermarket in Prospect, their first outside of Europe.

The multi-million-dollar development, on a 24,000sqm vacant site, will feature a Kaufland supermarket, food hall, outside dining area and support tenancies.

The company has also secured planning approval for another Adelaide store on the former Le Cornu site on Anzac Highway at Forestville and has another development application currently being assessed.

Passionate wine writing to flow for new Wine Media Cadet

Young wine advocate Mariette Morris has been named the 2019 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet.

The State Government sponsored WCA Wine Media Cadetship aims to empower young people who are passionate about South Australia’s wine industry and are keen to build their careers.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the successful Wine Media Cadet program helps young people develop key skills in wine communication.

Accelerating growth in the food, wine and agribusiness sector

A discussion paper focused on growing South Australia’s $14.8 billion food, wine and agribusiness sector as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s ‘Growth State’ initiative is now open for consultation.

‘Growth State’ is the State Government’s work plan to achieve three per cent overall growth each year in South Australia and is being applied initially to those sectors having the strongest prospects for increased trade and investment.

Noske-Kaesar and Engie Axima facility adds to South Australia’s booming defence industry

Noske-Kaesar and Engie Axima have officially opened their new manufacturing facility in South Australia, adding to the suite of national and international companies from across the defence sector choosing our state as the place to do business.

The facility is producing air conditioning and ventilation systems for the 12 Arafura Class offshore patrol vessels.

Seven workers are employed at the facility, and the company hopes to double the workforce in the next 12 months.

$3.8 million funding injection for livestock industry

Protecting the state’s sheep and cattle industries from biosecurity threats, controlling wild dogs, and enhancing animal health and disease surveillance are the focus for $3.8 million of livestock industry funds.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone has approved $3.17 million from the Sheep Industry Fund and $667,000 from the Cattle Industry Fund to support initiatives recommended by the South Australian sheep and cattle advisory groups.

State Government grant leads to world-class innovation in waste management

South Australia is becoming an exciting hub for investment in technology to transform waste into valuable products, boosting jobs and improving environmental outcomes.

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced it will extend its partnership with Innovyz to deliver a second business incubator program – creating up to 10 new companies in South Australia.

The program’s first round, which saw eight companies graduate, is reaping the rewards of seeing value where others see waste and diverting as much waste as possible from landfill.

New Screen Advisory Committee and Games Innovation Fund to further strengthen screen industries in SA

South Australia’s momentum in the screen industries was further bolstered today with the appointment of a new Screen Advisory Committee and a new $300,000 Games Innovation Fund.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said a review undertaken by the Department for Innovation and Skills recommended the establishment of the advisory committee, which will oversee the growth of screen related industries and job opportunities in the state.