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An application for a miscellaneous purposes licence (MPL) is made pursuant to Section 53(2) of the Mining Act 1971 (the 'Act').

Applicant: OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd; OZM Carrapateena Pty Ltd
Application: Miscellaneous purposes licence (MPL)
Purpose: Construction and operation of the airstrip, workers' accommodation village and ancillary infrastructure associated with retention lease (RL) 127
Location: Allotment Piece 2, Deposited Plan 47706. Out of Hundreds (Torrens) (Pernatty area, approximately 62 km ESE of Woomera)
Area: Approximately 910 hectares
Reference: 2016/1145
Document for public comment: The document submitted by OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd and OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd 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:
Making a submission: Written submissions in relation to this application are invited.

Consider whether or not:

  • the proponent has adequately described the existing environment as far as this is relevant to the proposed operations
  • has adequately identified the potential impacts on the environment that may arise from the proposed operations
  • the proposed environmental outcomes are acceptable
  • the proposed mitigation measures are practical and are likely to achieve the desired outcomes
  • the proposed outcome measurement criteria are suitable to demonstrate achievement of the proposed outcomes.

Information and guidelines on making a submission on a mining proposal

The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy is required to have regard to these submissions in determining whether to grant or refuse the application and, if so, the terms and conditions on which it 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 unless confidentiality is requested.

Send written comments to: Business Support Officer
Mining Regulation Branch
Department of State Development
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:Closing date for submissions is 9 February 2017

If we do not receive a response by this date it will be presumed that no comment will be made.

If you require more time to respond or have any queries regarding this application, please contact either of the following members of the Department of State Development's Mining Regulation Branch:

Carla Barbaro
Phone: +61 8 8204 1416


Erik Lock
Phone: +61 8 8463 3185 1416