Proposals currently under assessment

Olympic Dam Production Growth Plan

The proposal

Expansion of mining and processing activities at Olympic Dam, including additional water volumes from the Great Artesian Basin, with new and/or expanded facilities to support this development at Roxby Downs. The overall development comprises the existing mine site and project area and other land within and in the vicinity of the Olympic Dam Village and Roxby Downs township.

The Minister for Planning and the Minister for Energy and Mining have signed joint declarations that capture all elements for the expansion works that will allow for an increase in copper production from 200,000 tpa Cu and associated products to up to 350,000 tpa Cu and associated products. The relevant major development assessment pathways are defined under the Development Act 1993 and the Olympic Dam and Stuart Shelf Indenture scheduled to the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982.

These declarations outline the project components requiring approval for the Olympic Dam Production Growth Plan.

Assessment stages and documentation

Stage of assessment process Date Documentation
Declaration as major development 14 February 2019 See notice in Government Gazette dated 14 February 2019 (pages 461 to 462)
Release of Guidelines with level of assessment determined*   
Release of DR/PER/EIS document for public comment   
Release of Response document to public and agency comments  
Release of Assessment report by Minister   
Governor's Decision  

*Level of assessment and reporting requirement to be determined by State Planning Commission and Minister for Energy and Mining

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Planning contacts - Major developments

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