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More than 2600 apprentices and trainees to grow skilled workforce

The Marshall Liberal Government will train more than 2,600 apprentices and trainees over four years under a new public sector Skilling South Australia project.    

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said the significant training program will provide new training opportunities for more young South Australians, while also increasing the opportunity to upskill or reskill existing staff.

Eco-sensitive KI accommodation gets approval

The Australian Walking Company (AWC) has been given the green light for its proposed eco-sensitive accommodation along the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail in Flinders Chase National Park.

The State Commission Assessment Panel recently provided development consent to the AWC and the Native Vegetation Council has now approved the associated native vegetation requirements for the development

Acting Minister for Environment and Water Stephan Knoll welcomed the decision and said the project will deliver multiple benefits to the Kangaroo Island and South Australian economy.

Welcome to South Australia, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Global gaming and entertainment giant, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), the company responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services, is establishing an office in Adelaide, creating 32 exciting new engineering roles.

To assist with the new office, The Marshall Liberal Government will contribute $480,000 from the new Economic and Business Growth Fund to Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Funding for science infrastructure to boost jobs and research

The Marshall Government is investing $19.6 million through the State Budget in six world class research institutes through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni joined with SA’s university leaders and research community today at the Australian Wine Research Institute at Urrbrae, and said the overall investment over six years would enable infrastructure upgrades and the purchasing of new equipment as well as supporting the creation of 25.3 full time equivalent jobs.

Helping grow SA’s regional population

South Australian regions wanting to grow their populations, and fill local workplace shortages through migration, will now have access to a step-by-step toolkit on regional settlement.

Speaking at Regional Australia Institute’s Regions Rising event today, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone officially launched the migrant toolkit – Steps to Settlement Success.

$3m reboot for SA plastics recycling business

A Marshall Liberal Government loan of $3 million is boosting the redevelopment of the Kilburn-based Recycling Plastics Australia Pty Ltd business into a world-class, export-ready facility.

The loan, delivered through Green Industries SA, is complemented by RPA’s investment of $9.5 million for advanced manufacturing and sorting equipment, including technology to turn plastic waste into high quality granules for interstate and overseas export.

New York, Beijing, Istanbul… now Adelaide!

In another coup for South Australia, the Marshall Liberal Government has entered into an agreement with world-leading University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to collaborate on the development of a Living Lab at Adelaide’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen.

MIT Living Labs have already been established in New York, Beijing and Istanbul, meaning South Australia is now well placed to lead the way globally in the analysis of big data.