Sustainable Australia candidate has eyes on EP

SENATE: Sustainable Australia candidate Graham Davies.

SENATE: Sustainable Australia candidate Graham Davies.

A South Australian senate candidate is promising to help Eyre Peninsula tap into renewable energy opportunities, push for a suitable port on Eyre Peninsula and promote sustainability if elected.

Graham Davies is one of two South Australian candidates for Sustainable Australia up for election in the 2019 Australian federal election.

Mr Davies said through his work, which included involvement in large mining and energy projects, he found too often there had been "dodgy deals" between government and corporations.

"I'm about getting a fairer deal for the average Australian," he said.

Mr Davies said he was a strong advocate for renewable energy and felt ElectraNet's approved extension of the Eyre Peninsula network was limited and could have been extended more inland.

"It would've been good for the peninsula but also good for SA to tap into vast resources available...and allow on economic grounds for wind and solar to be extended as well," he said.

Mr Davies said the establishment of a shared facility port on Eyre Peninsula could open the way for export of hydrogen and he would push for the right location to be investigated.

He has also declared opposition to plans for oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight and felt with the risk to local industries the project was "not favourable".

Mr Davies said other key issues included sustainable management of fish stocks and ensuring transparency of government.