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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 www.timwhetstone.com.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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SA Liberals call on State Government to let $90 million of water funding flow

Feb 03, 2016
The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to put forward a tangible business case to access more than $90 million in Commonwealth irrigation funding which has been untouched since 2011.

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Historic moment as cod fingerlings released

Feb 02, 2016
The State Liberals have welcomed the historic release of 40,000 Murray cod fingerlings into the River Murray today.

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Scalping rife ahead of cricket final

Jan 20, 2016

Tickets to tomorrow night’s sold out Big Bash semi-final at Adelaide Oval have been on-sold for more than five times the original value as opportunists take advantage of the Weatherill Labor Government’s failure to crack down on scalpers.

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