OZ Minerals operations preferentially purchase goods and services locally wherever feasible. Our operations made significant contributions to local and regional economies through payments to suppliers and contractors during the reporting period, with over A$95 million spent locally, over A$797 million regionally and over A$679 million within the state or province.
The short-term benefit of this expenditure is the generation of income and employment, while in the long-term it contributes to the development of local businesses. OZ Minerals operations actively support the development of local businesses as a key part of our community investments.
For more information see the local business development section.