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The South Australian government is committed to the development of a globally significant minerals and energy sector.

The South Australian Government invests in innovative initiatives to bring significant economic benefits to the state, and recognises the contribution of mineral and energy resource companies, extractive industries and associated service sectors in providing social benefit to local and regional communities.

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Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI)
Copper to the World conference 2020
PACE Copper
South Australia's Copper Strategy
Discover Gold
South Australia's Magnetite Stategy
Premier's Awards in Enery and Mining

Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI)

The Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI), announced on 4 June 2019, will provide co-funding opportunities to greenfields exploration activities to support new major minerals discoveries, drive further mine developments and stimulate growth, investment, exports, jobs and innovation in the South Australian mineral resources sector. The ADI funding commitment is $3.3 million per year, with the total cost capped at $10 million over 2019–2020.

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Copper to the World conference

C2TW logoThe 2019 Copper to the World conference held in Adelaide, South Australia, presented a forum where delegates could make business connections, share technical insights, learn new technologies and stretch their thinking on opportunities for innovation and business engagement.

Forward-looking thinkers and international leaders in copper markets, exploration, mining, services and technology presented the major networking and knowledge-sharing event related to the copper sector. The conference presentations and exhibition provided delegates with information about the systems and practices that will drive innovation and growth in the sector for the next twenty years.

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PACE Copper

PACE Copper logoThe PACE Copper initiative was launched on November 30 2015, as a $20 million investment by the South Australian government to set the foundations for the next generation of mineral industry growth and job creation in the services, supplies and manufacturing sectors.

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South Australia's Copper Strategy

About South Australia's Copper Strategy

Copper is a key metal for the future, offering major advantages for new and developing technologies - and South Australia has the resources and the expertise to meet the estimated demand.

The Government of South Australia is currently developing South Australia's copper strategy with the aim of South Australia becoming the leading contributor to Australia becoming the world's third largest copper producer.

A critical component of this strategy is the PACE Copper initiative - a comprehensive program of regional geoscience investigations and collaborative industry partnerships.

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Discover Gold

Discover gold program

Discover Gold is South Australia's program to improve exploration discovery rates for gold, with a view to increasing resource exports and growing future industries and jobs.

Discover Gold delivers stakeholder impact in three key areas:

  • Geoscience and exploration
  • Investment attraction and business development
  • Gold in our modern lives

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South Australia's Magnetite Strategy

Magnetite contained resource map

More than 90% of South Australia's iron ore is magnetite located in several prospective areas of the state.

South Australia is developing a Magnetite Strategy to guide and support the development of the state's vast iron ore resources for economic growth and the creation of jobs within the supply chain.

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Premier's Awards

Premier's Awards in Energy and MiningThe Premier’s Awards recognise excellence demonstrated by leading resources and energy sector companies and organisations to improve the economic, environmental, health and social wellbeing of South Australian communities. The Awards applaud companies and organisations that:

  • recognise South Australia as a place to successfully undertake innovative projects
  • demonstrate leadership in implementing leading practice
  • raise the bar for their competitors across the sector in their workplace practices and community engagement
  • implement projects that have measurable and valued impacts in the market place of ideas.

2019 Premier's Awards recipients

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