The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state's primary industries and regions.
South Australia's agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries are a vital part of the state's economy, our largest export sector and a major employer. In 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
Food, wine and agribusiness to target $23 billion by 2030
29 SeptemberAn ambitious industry-led plan to grow South Australia's food, wine and agribusiness sectors to $23 billion by 2030 has been launched today.Read more about Food, wine and agribusiness to target $23 billion by 2030
Gulf St Vincent snapper stocks decline further
26 SeptemberThe necessity of the Marshall Liberal Government's bold decision to close the snapper fishery has been reinforced by new science which shows snapper populations in Gulf St Vincent have fallen to new lows.Read more about Gulf St Vincent snapper stocks decline further
Recipient of 2020 SARDI Science Bursary for Women announced
25 SeptemberUniversity of Adelaide student, Paige Mazoudier, has been named this year's winner of a $1500 science bursary presented annually to a female post-graduate undertaking studies in agriculture, fisheries, natural resource management or forestry science.…Read more about Recipient of 2020 SARDI Science Bursary for Women announced
Drought-affected farmers get $3.45 million water boost
24 SeptemberDrought-affected South Australian farmers will get more support to install on-farm water infrastructure with a rebate scheme getting a $3.45 million boost from the Marshall Liberal Government.Read more about Drought-affected farmers get $3.45 million water boost
Independent audit of OneFortyOne’s plantation lease agreement
21 SeptemberAn independent audit assessment on the State Government’s Plantation Lease Agreement (PLA) with OneFortyOne Plantations Pty Ltd has found the company to be compliant.Read more about Independent audit of OneFortyOne’s plantation lease agreement
$70m of investment to boost South Australia’s regions
20 SeptemberNearly $70 million of investment in regional South Australia will be unlocked, creating more than 1,000 jobs, thanks to $12 million from the Marshall Liberal Government's Regional Growth Fund.Read more about $70m of investment to boost South Australia’s regions
$8 million steel processing facility upgrade for Whyalla
16 SeptemberAn $8 million upgrade to a steel processing centre in Whyalla will create a state-of-the-art facility and further enhance the Spencer Gulf as a manufacturing hub in South Australia – securing up to 160 jobs.Read more about $8 million steel processing facility upgrade for Whyalla
Temporary fishing closure in Port Pirie area
14 SeptemberA 12 month fishing closure will be implemented in waters directly adjacent to the Port Pirie township from 12.01 am tomorrow (Tuesday, 15 September 2020).Read more about Temporary fishing closure in Port Pirie area
Get your 2020 Ag Town of the Year nominations in now
14 SeptemberRegional communities across South Australia are being reminded to nominate their town for the 2020 South Australian Ag Town of the Year award with nominations closing in a week (Friday 18 September).Read more about Get your 2020 Ag Town of the Year nominations in now
Emerging wine writer secures 2020 Wine Media Cadetship
14 SeptemberMcLaren Vale winery brand manager Lachlan Aird has been named as this year's Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet.Read more about Emerging wine writer secures 2020 Wine Media Cadetship
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