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Notice of applications for a mineral lease (ML) and three miscellaneous purposes licences (MPLs) is hereby given in accordance with Sections 35A(1) and 53(2) of the Mining Act 1971 (the 'Act') and Part 5 of the Native Title (South Australia) Act 1994.

The project was determined a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The proposal/management plan will be assessed under the Bilateral Agreement between the state of South Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia.

Applicant: OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd; OZM Carrapateena Pty Ltd
Application: Mineral lease (ML) over RL127 and three miscellaneous purposes licence (MPL) applications
  • Mining operations for the recovery of copper, gold and silver
  • MPLs for a Western Infrastructure Corridor, Eastern Radial Wellfield and Southern Access Road and Wellfield
Location and area:

General location:  Approximately 160 km north of Port Augusta in close proximity to the Carrapateena arm of the western boundary of Lake Torrens. The proposed site is located within the Pernatty Station and Oakden Hills Station Pastoral Leases and is subject to the Kokotha people (Part A) Tribunal Reference SCD2014/004.

ML location:

  • 11,633 hectares located in Block 868, Out of Hundreds (Torrens) and Allotment Piece 2, Deposited Plan 47706 (Pernatty area, approximately 62 km east of Woomera)

MPL locations:

  • Western Infrastructure Corridor: 20,126 hectares located in Allotment 109 and Allotment Pieces 10 and 2, Deposited Plan 47746; and Allotment Piece 2, Deposited Plan 47706 (Pernatty area, approximately 46 km east-south-east of Woomera)
  • Eastern Radial Wellfield: 3,028 hectares located in Block 868, Out of Hundreds (Torrens) (Pernatty area, approximately 67 km east of Woomera)
  • Southern Access Road and Radial Wellfield: 1,867 hectares located in Allotment Piece 2, Deposited Plan 47706; and Block 868, Out of Hundreds (Torrens) (Pernatty area, approximately 67 km southeast of Woomera)
Reference: T02917, 2016/1245, 2016/1246 and 2016/1247
Document for public comment:

The document submitted by OZ Minerals in support of the application describes the type of construction and operation proposed and the measures to be undertaken to rehabilitate the land.

Details of the proposal may be inspected via the following means:

  • At the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Mineral Resources Division, Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Download the proposal/management plans:

Making a submission:

Information and guidelines on making a submission on a mining proposal

The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy (or delegate) is required to have regard to these submissions in determining whether to grant or refuse the applications and, if so, the terms and conditions on which they should be granted.

When you make a written submission that submission becomes a public record. Your submission will be provided to the applicant and may be made available for public inspection.

Send written comments to: Business Support Officer
Mining Regulation Branch
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

Street address:
Level 3, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: +61 8 8463 3484

Closing date for comment:NOW CLOSED

If you have any queries regarding this application, please contact the following staff of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s Mining Regulation Branch:

Erik Lock
Phone: +61 8 8463 3185 1416

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