SACOME regularly reviews the infrastructure priorities of our mining and petroleum industry, and is committed to lobbying both State and Federal Government to find innovative funding arrangements for developing the infrastructure needed by our industry.
In South Australia there is a need for both logistical and utility infrastructure, with a lack of capital capacity amongst junior mining companies meaning we have a market failure for the key infrastructure needed to develop these projects.
SACOME's current infrastructure priorities, as determined by consultation with members, our committees and our Council, are:
- A cape-size port for bulk commodity export in the Spencer Gulf to serve the region's emerging iron ore industry
- Upgrade to a 275kV transmission line along the Eastern flank of the Eyre Peninsula
- Sealing of the Strzelecki track to access the Cooper Basin.