State Government delivers on 383 promises since 2014 election

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Building better schools

More than $690 million will be invested in improving, refurbishing and expanding capacity at 91 public schools across the State.

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Renewable Technology Fund

Investment Guidelines have been released and calls are now open for projects.

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Investing in your local hospital

Find out more about improvements in your local hospital

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Future jobs fund

State Government is stepping forward to support industries that are growing jobs today and creating the jobs of tomorrow.

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SA Fruit for SA Kids

Right bite - fresh fruit and veg every day in your classroom.

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$1.1 BILLION

2017-18 State Budget includes $1.1 billion investment in health to support modern health services.

New Royal Adelaide Hospital

The 800-bed new Royal Adelaide Hospital is SA's flagship hospital.

Flinders Medical Centre

Two new operating theatres are being built and the Emergency Department is being expanded.

Lyell McEwin Hospital

More than $50m is being invested to create a new, bigger, world-class Emergency Department.

First export to Qatar takes flight today

Nearly three tonnes of fresh produce will be exported from Adelaide to Qatar for the first time today, giving local growers a new opportunity to reach international markets.

Based in northern Adelaide, Australian Produce Collective coordinated the export of a range of fresh fruit and vegetables on today’s Qatar Airways direct flight to Doha.

Australian Produce Collective will also begin daily fresh produce exports to Dubai and Singapore in coming weeks, showcasing premium local produce to more overseas markets.

Background

Australian Produce Collective has been established as the dedicated export arm of SA Produce Market and is a joint venture with Purus Group, a leading Adelaide-based exporter. Operating from a dedicated consolidation hub at Pooraka, the Collective consolidates and prepares premium produce for export. This central coordination point ensures quality compliance and that products are available to overseas markets throughout the seasons.

Australian Produce Collective is now looking at further export options to countries including Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Taiwan and Korea, looking to consistently increase the volume of their exports by generating consumer demand through their innovative in-country initiatives.

Quotes attributable to Automotive Transformation Minister Kyam Maher

The Australian Produce Collective’s great work to organise this shipment of fresh produce on today’s Qatar Airways flight complements the State Government’s commitment – through the Northern Economic Plan – to create a prosperous northern Adelaide. The Agriculture, food and beverages sector has been identified as one of the key growth industries in Adelaide’s north.

Quotes attributable to Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell

The daily direct flights between Adelaide and Doha deliver up to 80 tonnes of cargo space a week, allowing our producers to export more of South Australia’s premium food and beverages grown in our clean and safe environment to the Middle East and beyond.

Last week my discussions with Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, focused as much on freight as they did on passengers because there is massive potential to feed a nation that imports 95 per cent of its food.

Quote attributable to the Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith

More than 65,000 people are employed in the State’s export industry, and as the appetite for local produce increases, so will jobs as more growers and staff are needed to meet demand.

Quotes attributable to Australian Produce Collective CEO Craig Katz

Our focus has been on selling local produce internationally by educating these markets about the benefits of Australian and, in particular, South Australian produce.

While South Australian products are sold for a higher price than exports from many other markets, they are of a higher quality in terms of nutritional value and freshness thanks to the increasing number of direct flights. By highlighting this to international buyers, we can increase demand and showcase premium South Australian produce, worldwide.