Tim Whetstone MP
State Member for Chaffey
Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment
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
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.