Work on the Carrapateena project is occuring in two phases. The first phase comprised the construction of the new airstrip and the Tjungu accommodation village, along with the ordering of long lead items for the processing plant. The second phase involves the construction of the on-site processing plant and other major operational infrastructure.
Miscellaneous Purposes Licence (MPL) – Northern Wellfield
OZ Minerals was granted the MPL by the Department for Energy and Mining on 11 December 2018.
Miscellaneous Purposes Licence (MPL) - Airstrip and Village
In July 2017, Government approval of the MPL was received, after which a PEPR was submitted with approval received in September 2017. Work on the airstrip and village commenced in October 2017.
Mining Lease and supporting Miscellaneous Purposes Licences Application
In May 2017 OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd submitted the Mining Lease Proposal and Miscellaneous Purposes Licence Management Plan (collectively referred to as the MLP) to support an application for a Mining Lease and three Miscellaneous Purposes Licences for the Carrapateena project.
Detailed information relating to this specific application is available from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet's website.
Tenements Granted under the South Australian Mining Act 1971
All publicly available tenement information granted under SA Government’s Mining Act 1971, relating to the Carrapateena project can be found here.
Federal Government Approval: Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - Carrapateena (Ref 2017/7895)
The EPBC Referral was formally assessed and approved by the Federal Government Department of the Environment and Energy on 29 March 2018. Details relating to this approval are available from the Department of the Environment and Energy’s website here.
Community consultations are conducted regularly to update the local community and key stakeholders on the status of OZ Minerals' projects and to gain a better understanding of what the community values and how to best build mutually beneficial relationships.
In June 2018 OZ Minerals held public community consultations in Pt Pirie, Pt Augusta, Whyalla, Roxby Downs, Andamooka and Woomera. A copy of the presentation delivered can be found here and copies of the fact sheets can be found here.