Department of State Development


Making South Australian magnetite the world’s choice for steelmaking

17 Jan 2017 Resources

South Australians are being asked to provide their feedback on a Magnetite Strategy that aims to unlock the potential of the State’s largely untapped 14 billion tonnes of magnetite iron ore.

Online compliance certificates now available

16 Jan 2017 Resources

South Australians can now receive compliance certificates from plumbers, electricians and gas fitters electronically, through a government project that aims to reduce red tape and improve business efficiency.

$31 million for large businesses to help manage power costs

13 Dec 2016 Resources

The 2016-17 Mid Year Budget Review provides $31 million over two years to help large South Australian businesses manage their electricity costs.

Energy symposium outlines State’s commitment

08 Dec 2016 Resources

The University of Adelaide’s Centre of Energy Technology, in conjunction with the South Australian Government, hosted the South Australian Energy Symposium on Wednesday 7 December.

Oil and gas exploration in South Australia increases 47 per cent

07 Dec 2016 Resources

Oil and gas exploration expenditure increased an incredible 47 per cent on original terms last quarter, the highest rate of growth in 18 months. A total of $34.

Consolidated closing date for consultation on Mining Laws review

29 Nov 2016 Resources

Consultation on a comprehensive review of South Australia’s mining laws will be streamlined with a single closing date for submissions on all three discussion papers.

Coompana drilling program to unearth the region’s mineral potential

29 Nov 2016 Resources

Drilling companies are being invited to take part in a $3 million program to unearth the mineral resources potential of the State’s far west as part of South Australia’s Copper Strategy.

New tunnel construction commenced - paving the way for more than 1000 jobs

03 Nov 2016 Resources

Construction has commenced at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena on an exploration tunnel, paving the way for almost $1 billion in potential investment in the State’s North and more than 1000 jobs.

Applications now open for $24 million in gas extraction grants

24 Oct 2016 Resources

Applications are now open for $24 million in grants that will incentivise companies to extract more gas and supply it to the South Australian market.

AEMO preliminary findings: SA blackout was a weather event

06 Oct 2016 Resources

A preliminary report into last week’s state-wide blackout by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has found the system black was “triggered by extreme weather”.