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Tim Whetstone

Tim Whetstone MP

State Member for Chaffey

Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade
Shadow Minister for Recreation and Sport
Shadow Minister for Racing

 

Tim Whetstone’s family moved to the city when he was young, after being born on a farming property at Keith.

Tim started as a fitter and turner at Holden after school and worked his way up to be a Project Manager in the Moomba gas fields while developing his own business building and restoring muscle cars and boats.

Tim moved back to the country and settled in the Riverland in 1989 where he started his citrus and winegrape business.

Tim was elected to the board of the Renmark Irrigation Trust in 1998 and has been working to secure a better deal on water for food producers since that time.

Nine years ago, Tim helped re-form South Australian Murray Irrigators (SAMI) and until recently held the role of Chairman. During that time Tim has been fighting to help the people of the South Australia get their fair share of water.

Tim has been a keen supporter of capturing and re-using stormwater across the State to help remove Adelaide’s reliance on the Murray.

In his spare time Tim enjoys fishing, spending time with his children Nic, Charlotte and Eliza, especially on the river water skiing and tinkering in his workshop at home repairing and building devices to make life easier on the properties.

 

Electorate Office Contact Details:

PO Box 959
Berri SA 5343

Telephone: (08) 8582 4230
Fax (08) 8582 4231
Email chaffey@parliament.sa.gov.au
Website whetstone.saliberal.org.au

 

Electorate Profile

The district is named after the Canadian born brothers George and William Chaffey. They came to Australia in 1886 established a company and developed a means of irrigating land for fruit growing in the River Murray area.

Area: approx. 16,400.7 km2

Location: This Riverland district is situated in the rural hinterland to the east of the State with the New South Wales and the Victorian state borders forming the eastern boundary. Some boundary changes at the 2007 redistribution.

History: The district was created at the 1936 redistribution of boundaries.

Latest Media Releases

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South Australians pay the price for Labor’s stormwater ignorance

Aug 18, 2014

South Australian taxpayers are paying the price for Labor’s decision to unnecessarily double the size of Adelaide’s desalination plant while ignoring stormwater harvesting opportunities.

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New market access needed for SMEs in regional SA

Aug 15, 2014

Small and medium sized enterprises across regional South Australia must be provided with further support to access new markets, with recently released statistics revealing a significant spike in business insolvencies in regional South Australia in the 2014 June quarter.

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Mallee road upgrades welcomed in light of rail future

Aug 12, 2014

Liberal Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone has welcomed a $2.3 million investment into vital Mallee highways and the continued operation of rail infrastructure in the Riverland and Mallee for a further 12 months.

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