Realising the benefits

The South Australian Government is committed to working with investors, businesses and communities to generate economic benefits for all South Australians.

As a foundation for a prosperous future, Premier Jay Weatherill announced seven priority areas, crucial to our social, economic and environmental development.

South Australia is richly endowed with resources in a range of commodities that are in high demand globally, so ensuring that we realise the benefits from our minerals and energy exploration is an important strategic priority.

We need to ensure that South Australian manufacturing and services industries participate in mining and energy production; that we offer retail, recreational and social opportunities for mining communities that support a high quality of living.

We need to ensure that South Australians take up the jobs on offer; and that the benefits from mining are invested in our future.

The expansion of our mining sector must also be balanced with the need to protect the natural environment, to ensure access to land is shared equitably with other users and to make efficient use of water and energy.

Watch the video below to learn more about how South Australians are realising the benefits of the mining boom.

Let us know your story and how mining is benefiting your community.