The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has called for submissions on a strategic plan for the future of the State’s resources industry.
The preliminary plan is to focus on the 2008-2009 period, and is open for comment to key industry stakeholders and SACOME resources industry members.
The consultation will then inform a larger and more detailed plan taking the industry towards 2015.
SACOME has identified eleven key areas to be developed over the next seven years that are designed to take SA’s resources industry to its full potential.
Key areas include Industry/Government Relations, aimed at forming a collaborative working relationship between regulators and government departments; Workforce Development, designed to develop, attract and retain skilled workers to the State’s resources workforce; and Indigenous Relations, which is aimed at contributing to the health and welfare of indigenous South Australians.
Other key areas of the plan include Environment and Sustainability, Industry Promotion, Land Access, Infrastructure, Community Engagement, Occupational Health and Safety, Research and Development and United Industry.