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Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 35A(1) of the Mining Act 1971 and Part 5 of the Native Title (South Australia) Act 1994, that nine applications for Extractive Minerals Leases over the undermentioned mineral claims have been received:

Applicant: OZ Minerals Carrapateena Pty Ltd; OZM Carrapateena Pty Ltd (together referred to as Oz Minerals)
Application: 9 EML applications over MC 4440, 4441, 4442, 4443, 4444, 4445, 4446, 4447, 4448.  
Purpose:

The Western Infrastructure Corridor (WIC) MPL 152 has been granted for the purpose of construction and operation of an electricity transmission line, and site access road named the Western Access Road (WAR) in support of the development of the Carrapateena mining and processing operations.

The proposed extractive minerals leases (EMLs) within and adjacent to the proposed alignment of the Western Access Road, will be used for the extraction of road construction materials, dolomite, limestone, quartzite, shale, sandstone and siltstone.

Location and area:

The MCs are located within the Pernatty Station and Oakden Hills Station Pastoral Leases and are subject to the Kokotha People (Part A) Tribunal Reference SCD2014/004.

The MCs and their approximate locations:

    • MC4440 — Mount Gunson 1 is located in the Oakden Hills area, approximately 37.5 km south-east of Pimba, 39 km south-east of Woomera & 131 km northwest of Port Augusta, 16 hectares (ha)
    • MC4441 — Mount Gunson 2 is located in the Pernatty area, approximately 38.5 km south-east of Pimba, 38 km east-southeast of Woomera, and 135 km northwest of Port Augusta, 10.5 ha
    • MC4442 — Elizabeth Creek 1 is located in the Pernatty area, approximately 42 km south-east of Pimba, 42 km east-southeast of Woomera and 136 km northwest of Port Augusta, 15.37 ha
    • MC4443 — Elizabeth Creek 2 is located in the Pernatty area, approximately 46 km south-east of Pimba, 45 km east-southeast of Woomera and 135 km northwest of Port Augusta, 6.07 ha
    • MC4444 — Bonney Bluff 1 is located in the Pernatty area, approximately 49 km south-east of Pimba, 47 km east-southeast of Woomera and 135 km north-west of Port Augusta, 15.2 ha
    • MC4445 — Bonney Bluff 2 is located in the Pernatty area, approximately 49 km south-east of Pimba, 49 km east-southeast of Woomera and 133 km north-west of Port Augusta, 15.99 ha
    • MC4446 — Yeltacowie A is located in the Pernatty area, approximately 55 km south-east of Pimba, 53 km east-southeast of Woomera and 133 km north-west of Port Augusta, 15.19 ha
    • MC4447 — Yeltacowie B is located in the Pernatty area, approximately 55 km south-east of Pimba, 53 km east-southeast of Woomera and 134 km north-west of Port Augusta, 13.73
    • MC4448 — Midway is located in the Pernatty area, approximately 58 km southeast of Pimba, 56 km east-southeast of Woomera and 136 km north-west of Port Augusta, 14.99 ha
Reference: F2017/955 (n-9)
Document for public comment:

The documents submitted by OZ Minerals in support of the applications describe the type of construction and operation proposed and the measures to be undertaken to rehabilitate the land.

Details of the proposals may be inspected via the following means:

  • At the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Mineral Resources Division, Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Download the mining proposals:

Making a submission:

Information and guidelines on making a submission on a mining proposal

The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy (or delegate) is required to have regard to these submissions in determining whether to grant or refuse the applications and, if so, the terms and conditions on which they should be granted.

When you make a written submission that submission becomes a public record. Your submission will be provided to the applicant and may be made available for public inspection.

Send submissions to:

Email: dpc.miningregrehab@sa.gov.au

Post:
Business Support Officer
Mining Regulation Branch
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

Street address:
Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8463 3484

 
Closing date for comment:22 March 2018

If you have any queries regarding this application, please contact the following staff of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s Mining Regulation Branch:

Sarah Pennington
Phone: +61 8 8463 3367 
Email: sarah.pennington@sa.gov.au

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