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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


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’s trade representation top of trip agenda

Nov 18, 2015

 State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall and Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade Tim Whetstone will join Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb at Indonesia-Australia Business Week in Jakarta today before travelling to Thailand and Malaysia meeting with government and industry stakeholders.

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SA’s top exporters acknowledged at awards

Oct 23, 2015

 The diversity and innovation amongst South Australia’s exporters was recognised at the Business SA 2015 Export Awards at the National Wine Centre today.

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TPP potential for SA as export growth weak

Oct 06, 2015
South Australia must be better positioned to take advantage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed last night to arrest the State’s falling merchandise exports.

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