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<strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> 20<strong>16</strong><br />

South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy

contents<br />

President’s report 4<br />

Chief Executive’s report 5<br />

Leadership 6<br />

Strategic Plan <strong>2015</strong>-2017 7<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> Committees 8<br />

Policy 10<br />

Submissions 14<br />

Social licence <strong>16</strong><br />

Our vision:<br />

Leading growth and prosperity for<br />

South Australians through a strong<br />

resources industry.<br />

Workforce - Developing skills 18<br />

Workforce - Women in Resources 20<br />


<strong>SACOME</strong> team at the Adelaide Core Library, Tonsley, with the winning 2014 OZ Minerals copper<br />

sculpture prize ‘From the Hill’ by Chris Ormerod.<br />

Engaging with the community 22<br />

Events & member information 28<br />

Member promotion 30<br />

Sponsorship 31<br />

Membership 32<br />

Front row, l to r: Nigel Long, Director Policy & Community; Dayne Eckermann, Senior Policy Analyst; Stephen Batten, Communications Officer.<br />

Back row, l to r: John Cocks, Director Membership & Governance; Bridget Fardon, Project Officer WinRSA; Megan Andrews, Director Marketing & Communications;<br />

Yelena Koerner-Heinjus, Policy Officer Environment & Communities; Melissa Becirevic, Events Coordinator; Carolyn Forster, Executive Assistant; Margaret Donaldson,<br />

Finance Officer; Chloe Jansen, Receptionist; Jason Kuchel, Chief Executive.<br />

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president’s report<br />

chief executive’s report<br />

There is no doubt that the past year has been<br />

very difficult for most resources companies<br />

and for the services companies which provide<br />

essential support to the sector.<br />

The big topic for the year has been electricity<br />

prices, with South Australia’s rapidly increasing<br />

power prices set to impact across all sectors,<br />

particularly those that compete globally.<br />

Many veteran commentators suggest that this is just another cycle,<br />

but recognise that this cycle is delivering a longer than normal<br />

downturn phase.<br />

There has been a traditional response to this cyclical downturn from<br />

most companies in the resources sector and that is to reduce costs,<br />

stop discretionary spending and to improve operational efficiencies.<br />

Many companies have been successful in curtailing the decline<br />

in their margins with these initiatives and some companies are<br />

reporting signs showing that the cycle might be bottoming out.<br />

However, cuts in capital expenditure, exploration budgets and<br />

staffing levels may have negative longer-term consequences which<br />

may reduce future growth alternatives for the sector.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s members include five of the top six electricity users in<br />

the State and to deal with the crisis, <strong>SACOME</strong> established an Energy<br />

Markets committee towards the end of the financial year to identify<br />

our lobbying strategy and also determine what actions we can take as<br />

an industry that isn’t reliant on the regulators.<br />

The unsung success of the Chamber has been defeating the diesel<br />

excise rebate’s proposed removal by the Federal Labor Party in the<br />

lead up to the Federal Election, which would have come at a cost of<br />

$2bn to industry nationally.<br />

The excitement of the year came with record attendance at our jointly<br />

held SA Exploration and Mining Conference along with near record<br />

attendance at the <strong>SACOME</strong>/GMUSG conference held in Port Augusta.<br />

It is also possible that these traditional responses may not result in an<br />

expected favourable outcome and a new approach will be needed.<br />

Many industries outside of the resources sector have made major<br />

changes to the way they implement new and innovative ways of<br />

working. The general sentiment across the resources sector is that<br />

the implementation of innovative strategies is an area that has room<br />

for improvement.<br />

It is with this challenging backdrop that <strong>SACOME</strong> has maintained its<br />

support to its members and provided services over the last year.<br />

The <strong>SACOME</strong> Council remains focused on delivering on the strategy,<br />

providing greater value for our member companies, engaging with<br />

all levels of government and building support within the South<br />

Australian community for the resources sector.<br />

The Council also recognises the initiatives within South Australia,<br />

which the Government has supported, to develop the resources<br />

sector such as the Copper and Magnetite Strategies, PACE Copper<br />

and the recently announced program to incentivise companies to<br />

extract more gas for local supply.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> is well positioned to support its members in this changing<br />

resources environment and Council is very appreciative of the efforts<br />

of the small, but dedicated staff at <strong>SACOME</strong> which has been led by<br />

Jason Kuchel over the last nine years.<br />

As has been previously announced, Jason is leaving <strong>SACOME</strong> in<br />

November 20<strong>16</strong> to take up the CEO position at the Wakefield<br />

Regional Council and, on behalf of Council and <strong>SACOME</strong> members, I<br />

would like to recognise his significant contribution to <strong>SACOME</strong> and<br />

wish him well for the future.<br />

In closing, I would like to welcome Rebecca Knol as the new CEO of<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> who will be joining in early November 20<strong>16</strong> and very much<br />

look forward to her contribution to the Chamber.<br />

Terry Burgess<br />

President<br />

The positive news came in the closing months of the financial year<br />

as exploration companies trended from difficulties in raising a few<br />

hundred thousand dollars, to successfully being able to raise millions<br />

at a time. With exploration usually the last section of the industry to<br />

recover, this is indeed a good sign that a corner has been turned.<br />

The hard yards continued in the public communications space around<br />

oil & gas, as the anti-fossil fuel campaigners continue to paint fracking<br />

as one of the greatest evils of our time whilst ignoring the fact we<br />

have undertaken the practice safely for 40 years. The parliamentary<br />

inquiry continues and <strong>SACOME</strong> is providing valuable information into<br />

this process. Like all that have gone before it, we expect the inquiry<br />

will find that oil & gas activities in South Australia have been - and will<br />

continue to be - carried out safely.<br />

On a positive note, our polling shows that this State enjoys some of<br />

the highest support for mining in the nation.<br />

Most importantly, this year we continued to work for companies to<br />

reduce their operational costs through productive policy engagement<br />

with the State and Federal Governments and to help others with their<br />

bottom line by connecting them with those that matter most to their<br />

business outcomes.<br />

For the future, we have set up a positive 20<strong>16</strong>/17 with Government<br />

grants totalling $400k towards an Industry Connections Manager,<br />

Innovation Summit, Safety Summit and our Mines Emergency<br />

Response Competition. From a financial perspective, our organisation<br />

is in a strong position to serve our members well, although as many of<br />

our members attest we provide excellent value for money services.<br />

Lastly, I’d like to thank our team who have worked tirelessly<br />

throughout the year to deliver the services you desire. Each one of<br />

them is passionate about making a brighter future for the resources<br />

sector in South Australia - and the flow on benefits to the community<br />

that come with that.<br />

Jason Kuchel<br />

Chief Executive<br />

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leadERSHIP STRATEGIC PLAN <strong>2015</strong>-17<br />

The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (<strong>SACOME</strong>) is the peak industry body<br />

representing all companies with interests in the minerals, energy, extractive, and oil & gas sectors<br />

in South Australia, including those who provide services to these companies.<br />

A not for profit, non-government organisation, <strong>SACOME</strong> is highly<br />

influential in providing a powerful, united industry voice as the State’s<br />

key resources representative body for almost forty years.<br />

Councillors as at 30 June 20<strong>16</strong>:<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> acknowledges the Councillors who have volunteered<br />

their expertise and time over the <strong>2015</strong>/<strong>16</strong> year, including resigning<br />

Councillors Phil Cole, Darryl Cuzzubbo, John Roberts, Patrick Mutz,<br />

Terry Kallis and Joe Ranford.<br />

Terry Burgess<br />

Representing Iluka<br />

Resources<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> President<br />

Mike Flynn<br />

Santos<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> Vice President<br />

Greg Hall<br />

Rex Minerals<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> Vice President<br />

Vicki Brown<br />

Andrew Cole<br />

OZ Minerals<br />

Simon Corrigan<br />

Alternative BHP<br />

Billiton delegate<br />

Mark Dayman<br />

Fyfe Pty Ltd<br />

Jonathon Glew<br />

Gypsum Resources<br />

Australia<br />

Damon Hunt<br />

Alternative OZ Minerals<br />

representative<br />

Chris Jamieson<br />

Beach Energy<br />

Larry Ingle<br />

Alternative Iron Road<br />

representative<br />

Rob Malinauskas<br />

Santos<br />

Alice McCleary<br />

Archer Exploration<br />

Jacqui McGill<br />

BHP Billiton<br />

George McKenzie<br />

Finlaysons<br />

Wendy Roxbee<br />

Senex Energy Ltd<br />

Alison Snel<br />

Flinders Port Holdings<br />

Andrew Stocks<br />

Iron Road Ltd<br />

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<strong>SACOME</strong> COMMITTEES<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> administers many committees that are essential to the organisation in its provision of<br />

quality advocacy, policy direction and member services. <strong>SACOME</strong> thanks all committee participants<br />

for their valuable role. As at 30 June 20<strong>16</strong>, <strong>SACOME</strong>’s current committees are:<br />

Communications Committee<br />

Chaired by: Vacant<br />

Contact: Megan Andrews<br />

The Communications Committee seeks to broaden knowledge and<br />

understanding of the resources sector amongst the general South<br />

Australian public. Members advise on targeted media and initiatives<br />

including Dirt TV.<br />

Resourcing SA Editorial Committee<br />

Chaired by: Roving Chair<br />

Contact: Megan Andrews<br />

The Resourcing SA committee members include members of the<br />

resources industry and media and who are knowledgeable on various<br />

facets of the sector and passionate about sharing industry information.<br />

Their assistance helps ensure magazine content is relevant, topical and<br />

engages its target audience.<br />

Executive Committee<br />

Chaired by: Terry Burgess, <strong>SACOME</strong> President<br />

Contact: Jason Kuchel<br />

The Executive Committee is a sub-committee of the <strong>SACOME</strong> council<br />

and meets to discuss and sign off on high level constitutional and<br />

administrative issues.<br />

Exploration Committee<br />

Chaired by: Nicole Galloway Warland, PepinNini Minerals Ltd<br />

Contact: Dayne Eckermann<br />

This committee is a valuable forum to bring out the issues affecting<br />

explorers in South Australia. Discussion highlights changes needed to<br />

policy or processes and helps guide <strong>SACOME</strong>’s input to submissions,<br />

lobbying and advocacy activities and planning our workshops and<br />

communications.<br />

Eyre Peninsula Mining Alliance<br />

Chaired by: Vacant<br />

Contact: Dayne Eckermann<br />

The Eyre Peninsula Mining Alliance (EPMA) objectives are to secure<br />

commitment from State Government for a mining industry on the<br />

Eyre Peninsula and advocate for policies that consider the needs of<br />

exploration and mining companies, including social and economic<br />

infrastructure expansion.<br />

Finance and audit committee<br />

Chaired by: Jonathon Glew, Gypsum Resources<br />

Contact: Jason Kuchel<br />

The Finance and Audit Committee is a sub-committee of the<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> Council. Its role is to assist the <strong>SACOME</strong> Council in fulfilling<br />

its responsibilities for corporate governance and financial reporting,<br />

including overseeing the external audit function.<br />

Occupational Health & Safety Committee<br />

Contact: Nigel Long<br />

The Occupational Health and Safety Committee exists to facilitate<br />

the improvement of the safety and health of all employees in South<br />

Australia’s resources industry with the objective of an industry free of<br />

fatalities, injuries and occupational disease.<br />

Petroleum Committee<br />

Chaired by: Michael Forrest, inFORRM<br />

Contact: Nigel Long<br />

As the only South Australian association representing the oil &<br />

gas sector, <strong>SACOME</strong> plays a vital role in policy development. The<br />

Petroleum Committee was established to further the interest of this<br />

key sector by identifying and addressing priority issues, maintaining<br />

awareness amongst decision makers of industry actions and concerns,<br />

and identifying projects and regulatory change to assist the industry.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> is<br />

responsive to<br />

member needs,<br />

establishing three<br />

new committees<br />

over the reporting<br />

year with more to<br />

commence later<br />

in 20<strong>16</strong>.<br />

Service Provider’s Committee<br />

Chaired by: Mark Dayman, Fyfe<br />

Contact: Megan Andrews<br />

The Service Provider’s committee was established in <strong>2015</strong> to help<br />

meet the needs of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s industry partner members, a substantial<br />

component of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s membership and key participants in the<br />

South Australian resources industry. The committee provides valuable<br />

feedback and ideas on existing and proposed <strong>SACOME</strong> services.<br />

Sustainable Development Committee<br />

Chaired by: Tim Flowers, Beach Energy<br />

Contact: Yelena Koerner-Heinjus<br />

The Sustainable Development Committee assists in the development<br />

of proactive policy and contributes to the improvement of the<br />

resources industry in environmental management and legislation,<br />

community and stakeholder engagement, and industry promotion.<br />

Over the reporting year the Committee provided input on air quality<br />

policy, the SA Multiple Land Use Framework, community engagement<br />

frameworks, the SA Arid Lands NRM Board business plan, Significant<br />

Environmental Benefit reforms, the draft Site Contamination<br />

Guidelines, Federal Election Priorities for 20<strong>16</strong> and the Native<br />

Vegetation Regulations review.<br />

Women in Resources SA<br />

Chaired by: Aimee Chadwick, OZ Minerals (until December <strong>2015</strong>)<br />

Lucy McEwen, Fyfe (from January 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Contact: Bridget Fardon<br />

The Women in Resources South Australia Committee’s (WinRSA)<br />

vision is ‘Shaping the future for the South Australian resources<br />

sector, by realising the benefits of increased participation, retention<br />

and advancement of women’. The Committee meet monthly with<br />

representatives from its supporting sponsor companies including<br />

Beach Energy, BHP Billiton, Department of State Development,<br />

Finlaysons, Fyfe, OZ Minerals, PwC, <strong>SACOME</strong> and Santos. Read about<br />

the committee’s activities on page 20.<br />

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POLICY<br />

The Strzelecki<br />

Policy work is a core activity for <strong>SACOME</strong>, central to supporting and enabling resources<br />

industry growth in South Australia. Over the reporting year a number of submissions were<br />

made and proactive policy work undertaken by <strong>SACOME</strong>’s policy team and committees.<br />

Site Contamination<br />

New draft policy and guidelines for the assessment and management of<br />

site contamination was released for consultation by the Environmental<br />

Protection Authority (EPA) in <strong>2015</strong>. <strong>SACOME</strong>, through staff and members<br />

of its Sustainability Committee, initiated numerous consultative<br />

workshops with the EPA to refine the policy and guidelines and ensure<br />

their appropriate application to the resources sector.<br />

The workshops were a valuable forum,<br />

with industry consultation providing a<br />

satisfactory way forward on a number of<br />

critical issues.<br />

Natural Resources Management<br />

The <strong>2015</strong> South Australian Budget introduced a measure to levy<br />

co-produced water, to be operational from July 20<strong>16</strong>. The levy would<br />

have resulted in additional costs to petroleum members of $2.65<br />

million over four years. <strong>SACOME</strong> lobbied the Minister for Mineral<br />

Resources and Energy to overturn the decision to remove the exempt<br />

status of co-produced water from the levy. In 20<strong>16</strong> the measure was<br />

amended in the State Budget, resulting in the Government, as holder<br />

of the licences for co-produced water, paying the levy without seeking<br />

industry contribution. The announcement is welcome, however the<br />

decision to remove the exemption status remains - leaving the door<br />

open for future policy to transfer the cost to industry. <strong>SACOME</strong> will<br />

continue to advocate for the levy to be abolished and re-instate the levy<br />

exemption status of co-produced water.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> successfully lobbied the State<br />

government on the co-produced water levy,<br />

saving petroleum members $2.65 million<br />

over four years.<br />

Sealing of the Strzelecki<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> undertook a commercial analysis investigating the benefits<br />

of sealing the Strzelecki to add impetus to the SA Government’s<br />

business case. <strong>SACOME</strong> completed a first round of industry modelling<br />

testing with petroleum members to establish costs and benefits to the<br />

industry, which identified further refinement.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s final Strzelecki analysis will be<br />

presented to the State Government in 20<strong>16</strong>/17,<br />

adding to its business case to seal this critical<br />

path into the Cooper Basin and advancing the<br />

project with Infrastructure Australia.<br />

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POLICY<br />

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> played a significant role in the decision to hold a Royal<br />

Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle through its surveys<br />

and analysis of attitudes to uranium and nuclear energy, which<br />

demonstrated that the public is ready for a mature discussion on this<br />

important topic.<br />

by providing a submission detailing hydraulic fracturing science<br />

and facts. <strong>SACOME</strong> presented to the committee in September <strong>2015</strong>,<br />

highlighting the misconceptions that have shaped the debate and<br />

emphasising that experience and monitoring have repeatedly shown<br />

no impacts that endorse the concerns. <strong>SACOME</strong> will again present to<br />

the committee when the final report is released in October 20<strong>16</strong>.<br />

Advocating for a mature debate into SA<br />

increasing its participation in the nuclear<br />

fuel cycle is a key <strong>SACOME</strong> position.<br />

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (NFCRC) released four issues<br />

papers in July <strong>2015</strong> which <strong>SACOME</strong> responded to, also providing a<br />

submission to the Royal Commission’s tentative findings released in<br />

February 20<strong>16</strong>.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> Chief Executive Jason Kuchel<br />

visited New York state and Pennsylvania to<br />

understand fracking perceptions in these<br />

areas. He found community members<br />

nearby were not adverse, with objections<br />

to the technology largely from minorities in<br />

neighbouring cities.<br />

In the final NFCRC report released in May 20<strong>16</strong>, <strong>SACOME</strong> was pleased<br />

to see its recommendations for the reform of uranium mining<br />

approvals heeded, including the removal of impediments in the<br />

relevant State and Federal Acts.<br />

The Royal Commission agreed there is scope<br />

to expand the uranium mining industry<br />

in SA and we can be a major contributor to<br />

global emissions reductions through nuclear<br />

power.<br />

Fracking Inquiry<br />

In 2014 the Natural Resources Committee announced a parliamentary<br />

inquiry into the potential risks and impacts in the use of hydraulic<br />

fracture stimulation (fracking). <strong>SACOME</strong> responded to this inquiry<br />

Air Quality<br />

Early in 20<strong>16</strong>, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) released<br />

the draft Environmental Protection (Air Quality) Policy 20<strong>16</strong>. After the<br />

work that <strong>SACOME</strong> had undertaken on Air Quality policy in 2014-15,<br />

the Chamber was able to provide a comprehensive response to the<br />

draft policy. The area of particular concern was changes to Maximum<br />

Pollutant Levels (MPL) which would potentially add regulatory burden<br />

in the areas of monitoring, reporting, and independent verifications of<br />

particulate matter, specifically PM10 and PM2.5. .<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s advocacy also resulted in changes to the MPL for stack<br />

emissions to take into consideration the actual impact (or lack of ) at<br />

receptor sites. In relation to particulate matter, <strong>SACOME</strong> emphasised<br />

the inappropriate application of the Ambient Air Quality National<br />

Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) to monitor and manage<br />

point source emissions. <strong>SACOME</strong> is continuing to work with the EPA<br />

and DSD to refine the policy and ensure guidelines are risk based, and<br />

NEPM standards not considered absolute.<br />

Native Vegetation<br />

The <strong>2015</strong>-<strong>16</strong> period saw a number of changes to the native vegetation<br />

framework in South Australia with the Department of Environment,<br />

Water & Natural Resources (DEWNR) in continual dialogue with<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> on the redevelopment of legislation, regulations and<br />

policy associated with native vegetation. Among these was a review<br />

of policy and guides for Significant Environmental Benefits (SEBs).<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> highlighted in its submission the need for policy flexibility to<br />

enable positive environmental outcomes, while facilitating resources<br />

sector growth, consistent with the SA Government’s economic and<br />

strategic priorities.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> also provided feedback on the draft Native Vegetation<br />

Regulations 20<strong>16</strong> (SA) and the Guide to the draft regulations, with a<br />

comprehensive submission developed in conjunction with <strong>SACOME</strong>’s<br />

Sustainable Development Committee.<br />

Nature Foundation SA<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> emphasised the need for<br />

transparency in the allocations of money<br />

from the Native Vegetation Fund, as public<br />

reporting on the KPI’s of projects and their<br />

delivery is essential for industry confidence<br />

in the management of funds.<br />

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<strong>SACOME</strong> made a number of submissions over<br />

the reporting year. All submissions are publicly<br />

available on the <strong>SACOME</strong> website:<br />

Natural Resources Committee – <strong>SACOME</strong> response to<br />

questions on notice for the Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry<br />

(January 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Innamincka Regional Reserve Management Plan Discussion<br />

Paper (July <strong>2015</strong>)<br />

Central Eyre Iron Project – Mining Lease Proposal and EIS<br />

(February 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission submission<br />

Native Vegetation Council – Significant Environmental<br />

Benefit Reforms (February 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Department of State Development Copper Strategy<br />

(October <strong>2015</strong>)<br />

Senate Select Committee – Unconventional Gas Mining<br />

(March 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources<br />

Climate Change Strategy (October <strong>2015</strong>)<br />

Environmental Protection Authority Guidelines for<br />

the Assessment & Remediation of Site Contamination<br />

(September <strong>2015</strong>)<br />

Senate Environment & Communications Committee Inquiry<br />

into the EPBC (Standing) Bill <strong>2015</strong> (September <strong>2015</strong>)<br />

Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources<br />

Marine Parks Regulations <strong>2015</strong> (September <strong>2015</strong>)<br />

Department of State Development – South Australian<br />

Multiple Land Use Framework (December <strong>2015</strong>)<br />

Department of State Development – Guidelines for<br />

developing a Community Engagement Plan for Mining<br />

Operations and Community Consultative Committees Terms<br />

of Reference (March 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission – Tentative Findings<br />

(March 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Environment Protection Agency - New provisions in relation<br />

to Part 4 of the Environmental Protection (Air Quality) Policy<br />

20<strong>16</strong> (April 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science –<br />

Consultation and Transparency for Offshore Petroleum<br />

Activities on Commonwealth Waters. (April 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Environment Protection Authority – Environment Protection<br />

(Air Quality) Policy 20<strong>16</strong> (January 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Australian Stock Exchange – Updating ASX’s admission<br />

requirements for listed entities. (June 20<strong>16</strong>)<br />

Image: Kyra Reznikov, Finlaysons<br />

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Community is one of three priorities that form the foundation of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s strategic plan. Work in<br />

this high priority area includes support for member companies in their community engagement<br />

activities, together with initiatives to broaden public awareness and understanding of the<br />

resources industry.<br />

Community Engagement Support Program<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> presented the second event of the ongoing Community<br />

Engagement Support Program that commenced in the previous<br />

financial year. A member only seminar, the event featured a dynamic<br />

line up of stakeholder relations expertise with Matthew Doman,<br />

Director SA/NT, APPEA; Renee Preece, External Affairs Manager BP<br />

Developments Australia; and Dr Ruchi Sinha, Senior Lecturer and<br />

specialist in Industrial Psychology, University of South Australia.<br />

Content focused on community and stakeholder engagement<br />

specific to the resources industry.<br />

Many delegates expressed interest in attending future events held<br />

under the Community Engagement Support Program initiative. The<br />

success of the seminar led to the formation of a two-day course on<br />

Advanced Negotiation Skills, designed for middle to senior managers<br />

and community/stakeholder engagement specialists, to be led by Dr<br />

Ruchi Sinha later in 20<strong>16</strong>.<br />

Native Title<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> receives grants from the Federal Attorney General’s<br />

Department to continue its involvement negotiating and reviewing<br />

whole of claim Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) in South<br />

Australia, on behalf of the resources industry.<br />

The Federal Attorney General’s Department re-introduced the Native<br />

Title Officer Funding Scheme over the <strong>2015</strong>-<strong>16</strong> financial year. <strong>SACOME</strong><br />

was successful in attaining funds under the competitive process to<br />

further support the Chamber’s activities negotiating and reviewing<br />

ILUAs.<br />

The Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka (YY) approached the government,<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> and industry to initiate a review of the YY Petroleum<br />

Conjunctive ILUA in the far north-east of the State, covering the<br />

Cooper Basin. The process of appointing a Facilitator for the<br />

negotiations has commenced. Additionally, negotiations with the<br />

Gawler Rangers Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC continued slowly but<br />

positively over the year.<br />

The Community Engagement Support Program aims to cement a dynamic<br />

resource bank for industry, including updates of new and emerging issues,<br />

case studies of leading practice, useful tools and a discussion and information<br />

sharing forum.<br />

Dr Ruchi Sinha<br />

<strong>16</strong> South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy<br />

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SA Mines Emergency Response Competition<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> continued to host the South Australian Mines Emergency<br />

Response Competition in collaboration with a team of volunteers. The<br />

goal of the competition, now in its sixth year, is to promote and improve<br />

resource sector workplace safety skills, with an added benefit of providing<br />

a venue for relationship building and friendly rivalry between sites.<br />

In October <strong>2015</strong>, the competition travelled to Broken Hill with events<br />

contested at CBH Resources and Perilya mine sites. Events across<br />

the weekend include an underground search and rescue, road crash<br />

rescue, first aid, vertical rescue, breathing apparatus and firefighting<br />

skills. The high adrenaline competition required teams to simulate<br />

emergency situations, where they are tested in the most realistic<br />

circumstances possible. An industrial rescue was added, where a<br />

dump truck under repair experienced a jack failure, trapping a worker<br />

beneath the vehicle.<br />

Overall winner: CBH Resources<br />

Category winners:<br />

Fire Fighting - Olympic Dam (BHP Billiton)<br />

First Aid - Perilya<br />

Breathing Apparatus - CBH Resources<br />

Vertical Rescue - Prominent Hill (OZ Minerals)<br />

Road Crash Rescue - Challenger (Kingsgate Consolidated)<br />

Theory - Olympic Dam (BHP Billiton)<br />

Industrial Rescue - Perilya<br />

Skills - CBH Resources<br />

Underground Search & Rescue - Challenger (Kingsgate Consolidated)<br />

Best Captain - Tom Denver (CBH Resources)<br />

Geoscientists Assistance Program<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> successfully applied for a new funding agreement for the<br />

Geoscientist Assistance Program. Funded by the State Government,<br />

the <strong>SACOME</strong> managed program provided companies with salary<br />

subsidies of up to $20,000 p.a. and training grants of up to $1,000 per<br />

participant to employ and retain geoscientists within South Australia.<br />

The program was a success with 14 people across 12 companies placed<br />

into various roles of experienced and graduate geologists. The support<br />

at a time of declining employment in the resources industry was<br />

welcomed by companies and geoscientists who may otherwise have<br />

remained unemployed or taken their skills to another state or industry.<br />

Professional Development<br />

In May 20<strong>16</strong>, <strong>SACOME</strong> and TAFE SA teamed up to deliver a two day<br />

Oil & Gas Essentials course at the Tonsley onshore oil and gas training<br />

facility. Participants were given a thorough understanding of how the<br />

Australian petroleum sector works, covering a range of geological,<br />

commercial and technical information in non-technical language.<br />

“I have just finished attending <strong>SACOME</strong>’s<br />

Oil and Gas Essentials course and my<br />

compliments to your team as the two days<br />

was just what I hoped it would be.”<br />

David Floreani<br />

Business Development Manager, Esri Australia<br />

SA Mines Emergency Response Competition sponsors:<br />

Mines Emergency Response<br />

Competition <strong>2015</strong><br />

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Women in Resources<br />

Awards Sponsors<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> promotes and supports the contributions of women in the resources industry through an<br />

organisation wide focus and the work of its Women in Resources SA committee (WinRSA.)<br />

Policy and strategy<br />

The vision of the WinRSA committee is to shape the future for the<br />

South Australian resources sector by realising the benefits of increased<br />

participation, retention and advancement of women. The committee,<br />

supported by a dedicated <strong>SACOME</strong> employed Project Officer,<br />

continued to action its <strong>2015</strong>-17 strategic plan over the reporting year.<br />

Activities and information shared aligned with the committee’s key<br />

objectives to encourage and support women into senior leadership<br />

roles and to attract and support women working in the sector.<br />

Awards<br />

The inaugural South Australian Women in Resources awards<br />

were established early in <strong>2015</strong>, with judging and announcements<br />

taking place in July 20<strong>16</strong>. The awards recognise and celebrate the<br />

contributions and achievements of women and those supporting<br />

women in South Australia, with a nomination process that encourages<br />

reflection on achievements and the impact made in the attraction,<br />

retention and advancement of women in the industry.<br />

Winners of the state awards were automatically nominated for the<br />

Women in Resources National Awards, an initiative <strong>SACOME</strong> helped<br />

to establish in collaboration with state and national resources sector<br />

bodies. These awards were held in Perth in September <strong>2015</strong>, with SA<br />

based women winning four out of the five categories.<br />

The second South Australia Women in Resources Awards were held<br />

in May 20<strong>16</strong> and again unearthed exceptional talent. The Awards<br />

presentation took place at a <strong>SACOME</strong> Lunch in May 20<strong>16</strong>, with<br />

winners again nominated for the national awards.<br />

Mentoring<br />

In <strong>2015</strong> a joint mentoring program was developed between WinRSA<br />

and WIMnetSA (the AusIMM’s committee that promotes and supports<br />

women in the resources sector.) the development of a mentoring<br />

program was highlighted as a critical element to improve diversity<br />

outcomes by both WinRSA and WIMnetSA as part of their strategic<br />

plans. The pilot program was launched in September <strong>2015</strong> as a lowcost,<br />

semi-structured opportunity to connect with more experienced<br />

individuals in a position to offer support from a professional and<br />

personal development perspective. All available positions were<br />

taken up and the program concluded early in 20<strong>16</strong>, with participants<br />

providing positive feedback on their experiences.<br />

Following on from the successful pilot program, WinRSA and<br />

WIMnetSA launched the 20<strong>16</strong> mentoring program in May, which also<br />

received excellent uptake and interest.<br />

WinRSA held several networking events over the <strong>2015</strong>/<strong>16</strong> year:<br />

• Boardroom Lunch at Finlaysons, July <strong>2015</strong>; “How to manage<br />

an executive leadership role under flexible working<br />

conditions.”<br />

• Pilot Mentoring Program launch evening in September.<br />

• Networking event at BHP Billiton, November; “Looking after<br />

yourself during an industry downturn.”<br />

• Pilot Mentoring Program mid-program event / Christmas<br />

celebration, co-hosted with WIMnetSA, December.<br />

• Netoworking event at Santos, March; “Why diversity matters –<br />

the bottom line impact”<br />

• WinRSA and WIMnetSA joint networking event at PwC, May<br />

20<strong>16</strong> launching the 20<strong>16</strong> Mentoring Program.<br />

Winners of the SA Women in Resources Awards<br />

<strong>2015</strong> Winners 20<strong>16</strong> Winners<br />

Gender Diversity Champion in<br />

South Australian Resources<br />

Excellence in Diversity Programs and<br />

Performance<br />

Outstanding South Australian<br />

Tradeswoman, Operator or Technician<br />

Exceptional Young Woman in<br />

South Australian Resources<br />

Exceptional woman in South Australian<br />

Resources<br />

Jo Barron-Perry (Senior Mining Engineer -<br />

Mine Growth, BHP Billiton<br />

Highly commended: Kate Hobbs (Senior<br />

Consultant, First Principles Consulting)<br />

Santos Limited<br />

Sabrina McKenzie (Plant Operator – Thiess,<br />

Prominent Hill mine)<br />

Helena Wu<br />

(Senior Reserve Engineer, Santos)<br />

Jo Barron-Perry (Senior Mining Engineer<br />

Mine Growth, BHP Billiton) and<br />

Erin Woolford (Principal Consultant at<br />

Ninti Kata)<br />

Kate Hobbs (Senior Consultant, First<br />

Principles Consulting) and Lucy McEwen<br />

(General Manager, Property Services, Fyfe)<br />

Fyfe Pty Ltd<br />

Exceptional Woman in SA Resources<br />

finalists; Andrea Marsland-Smith,<br />

Katie Hulmes, Belinda Porter and<br />

Leigh Staines.<br />

Kristy Hasting - Operator, Grader and Haul<br />

Truck – Thiess, Prominent Hill mine)<br />

Jasmine Richards (Senior Environmental<br />

Advisor, OZ Minerals)<br />

Dr Andrea Marsland-Smith<br />

(Manager Regulatory and Compliance,<br />

Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd)<br />

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Together with policy and our members, community forms <strong>SACOME</strong>’s third pillar in its strategic plan.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s many activities in this area are focused on building support within the South Australian<br />

community for the resources industry.<br />

Dirt TV<br />

Website<br />

Dirt TV is a video competition for South Australian students in<br />

years 7 to 12 focused on what mining and energy mean to them.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> created the initiative to provide an opportunity for students,<br />

particularly those more oriented towards the arts, to engage with a<br />

scientific subject and the diverse career opportunities available.<br />

The <strong>SACOME</strong> website is designed to provide information to the<br />

wider community together with <strong>SACOME</strong> members. Over the year<br />

the website shifted its focus to more community oriented content,<br />

including nuclear storage, petroleum exploration and environmental<br />

information pertaining to the resources industry.<br />

Dirt TV encourages students to research the facts and value of the<br />

resources industry, including environmental, uses of mined products,<br />

importance of the industry in South Australia and how the industry<br />

impacts their everyday lives. Student’s learnings are shared widely<br />

through the Peoples’ Choice Award, which requires voting by<br />

members of the public.<br />

Children from six schools in South Australian entered the second<br />

year of its competition, which culminated in a red carpet Awards<br />

Ceremony in September <strong>2015</strong> at the Adelaide Oval. A total of $10,000<br />

in prize money was shared by the winners across the five categories.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> acknowledges the valuable work of the judges and the<br />

sponsors of the <strong>2015</strong> Dirt TV video competition: BHP Billiton, The<br />

Department of State Development, Iron Road, OZ Minerals and<br />

Santos.<br />

Social Media<br />

Following the establishment of new Linked In and Face Book pages<br />

in <strong>2015</strong>, engagement with both of these platforms grew rapidly over<br />

the year. At the end of its first year the <strong>SACOME</strong> Face Book page had<br />

600 likes with regular engagement including community debate on<br />

a variety of topics. The <strong>SACOME</strong> Linked In page, a member focused<br />

platform, grew to over 300 followers, providing a slow but steadily<br />

growing audience for industry relevant messages. The community<br />

focused <strong>SACOME</strong> and Dirt TV Face Book pages target engagement<br />

with South Australia’s broader community, while Twitter posts obtain<br />

highest interest from <strong>SACOME</strong> members, government and media.<br />

Connect with us<br />

The 20<strong>16</strong> Dirt TV competition was also launched in the reporting year.<br />

https://www.facebook.com/<br />

southaustralianchamberminesandenergy<br />

Dirt TV Award Sponsors<br />

http://www.linkedin.com/company/southaustralian-chamber-of-mines-&-energy<br />

https://twitter.com/Mining_EnergySA<br />

https://www.facebook.com/dirttv<br />

www.sacome.org.au<br />

Votes for the Dirt TV Peoples’ Choice Award<br />

increased by over 37%, with thousands<br />

of South Australians viewing students’<br />

depictions of the benefits of the resources<br />

industry and the uses of mined materials.<br />

Leighton Elliott and his team from<br />

St Johns Grammar School were<br />

awarded the BHP Billiton Best Overall<br />

Video at the awards ceremony.<br />

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External Media<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> is well represented in the media. <strong>SACOME</strong>’s messages focus<br />

on increasing awareness of the facts and benefits of the resources<br />

industry, including environmental, economic and social aspects<br />

that often receive mixed messaging in the general media. A large<br />

proportion of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s engagement with media is one on one,<br />

providing information to reporters and producers or radio interviews.<br />

While putting forward a positive industry message is central to<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s messaging, media also assists with <strong>SACOME</strong>’s lobbying<br />

efforts. Over the <strong>2015</strong> – <strong>16</strong> financial year media engagement was<br />

enhanced through the distribution of 35 media releases, an increase<br />

on the previous year, with messages from each of these picked up by<br />

several media outlets.<br />

Resourcing SA magazine<br />

<strong>2015</strong> marked a new era for <strong>SACOME</strong> with the development<br />

of Resourcing SA, a high quality printed community magazine<br />

published in-house and designed to build community awareness<br />

and understanding of the South Australian resources industry. The<br />

magazine evolved from the previous member focused SA Mines &<br />

Energy Journal.<br />

The inaugural issue of Resourcing SA was published in Spring <strong>2015</strong>.<br />

The magazine is printed quarterly, with features over the year<br />

including timely articles on local mining and petroleum activity,<br />

environmental topics, heritage themed articles, electricity prices in<br />

SA, the nuclear fuel cycle, educational articles on mined materials<br />

and profiles on community leaders and industry workers. A letters<br />

to the editor page was added from the second issue to encourage<br />

engagement and feedback.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> compiled a large distribution list which included medical<br />

and dental waiting rooms, regional and metropolitan businesses and<br />

recreation centres, hotels and convention centres, airline lounges,<br />

tertiary and secondary education facilities together with many<br />

community members, leaders and groups across the State. This is<br />

constantly evolving as <strong>SACOME</strong> aims for maximum engagement<br />

across South Australia.<br />

The magazine is distributed to all <strong>SACOME</strong> members including<br />

mining and petroleum operators and developers, with bulk copies<br />

sent to recreation areas in regional mines and petroleum facilities.<br />

Leaders and employees within South Australia’s resources industry<br />

like to see what their stakeholders are reading and enjoy the<br />

overview of activity, innovations, and profiles on people in their<br />

sector, often providing content themselves.<br />

Resourcing SA is distributed to<br />

10,000 recipients across SA and<br />

read by thousands more - through<br />

its online platform and display in<br />

public areas.<br />

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SA Resources Industry Awards<br />

In 20<strong>16</strong> <strong>SACOME</strong> introduced the inaugural South Australian Resources<br />

Industry Awards. The goal of the awards is to recognise innovative<br />

companies in South Australia’s minerals and energy industries who<br />

have achieved, or are striving towards, commercial success.<br />

Commercial success of businesses operating in the resources<br />

sector provides a myriad of economic and social benefits to the<br />

community. These awards were created to celebrate and promote<br />

the achievements of the industry, providing another vehicle to share<br />

the benefits of the industry with the media and community while<br />

recognising and celebrating the commercial achievements of our<br />

members.<br />

Premier’s Community Excellence Awards in Mining<br />

and Energy<br />

The Premiers Community Excellence Awards showcase the leading<br />

practice of the resources companies in corporate social responsibility.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> is the lead promoter of the awards and hosts the awards<br />

ceremony at the <strong>SACOME</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> Resources Industry Dinner.<br />

Presented by Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Tom<br />

Koutsantonis, the winning companies were recognised across three<br />

categories in 20<strong>16</strong>: Excellence in Social Inclusion, Excellence in<br />

Supporting Communities and Excellence in Leadership – Women in<br />

Resources.<br />

Winners of the two inaugural awards were announced at the <strong>SACOME</strong><br />

<strong>Annual</strong> Resources Industry Dinner held in April, in the presence of<br />

Treasurer and Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, the Hon Tom<br />

Koutsantonis MP. The awards were promoted and nominations sought<br />

from December <strong>2015</strong>.<br />

Two winners took out the Statewide Super Innovation in Resources<br />

Award; OZ Minerals for its Hydromet technology and Imp<br />

Technologies for its super fine crushing technology.<br />

Havilah Resources won the Ocean Partners Commercial Achievement<br />

Award for its mining and funding agreement that saw the<br />

development of its Portia mine. A high commendation was awarded<br />

to Mechvac Engineering for its heap leach technology demonstration<br />

plant.<br />

SA Resources Industry Awards Sponsors<br />

20<strong>16</strong> Winners:<br />

Excellence in Social Inclusion<br />

Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd<br />

OZ Minerals and Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal<br />

Corporation<br />

Excellence in Supporting Communities<br />

Hillgrove Resources Limited and Kanmantoo Callington Community<br />

Consultative Committee<br />

BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Corporation and Art Gallery of South<br />

Australia<br />

Excellence in Leadership – Women in Resources<br />

Zonge Engineering & Research Organisation (Aust) Pty Ltd<br />

Boral Resources Ltd received a high commendation for Excellence in<br />

Leadership – Women in Resources.<br />

Science Alive!<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> participated in the immensely popular Science Alive! event<br />

for the second time in August <strong>2015</strong>, with assistance from a number<br />

of members including BHP Billiton, OZ Minerals, Santos, Valence<br />

Industries, Iluka, Atlas Copco and Iron Road.<br />

Science Alive is organised under the banner of National Science Week<br />

and is held over three days at the Wayville Showgrounds. In <strong>2015</strong> the<br />

event attracted around 25,000 children and adults. <strong>SACOME</strong>’s booth<br />

provided information to high school students on Careers Day, and<br />

interesting facts to students and parents over the weekend.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s booth showed how mineral sands are used in everyday<br />

items such as make-up, ceramic tiles, toothpaste, sunscreen, paint<br />

and even foods, with a spiral vortex machine engaging children and<br />

adults alike. Rock and minerals samples were on show, together with<br />

an interactive sandstone porosity display to demonstrate oil & gas<br />

science; a mineral exploration gravity and electromagnetic activity;<br />

a display on the use of petroleum in everyday items; and activities to<br />

demonstrate the processing of iron ore and how steel is made.<br />

Science Alive! provides an excellent<br />

opportunity to increase awareness of<br />

the extensive use of mined materials, the<br />

benefits of the resources industry and the<br />

importance of the sector in SA.<br />

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<strong>SACOME</strong> is the key provider of networking and information sharing events for South Australia’s<br />

resources industry.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> shares information with its members through regular<br />

communications, our website and a large range of events. These<br />

events, often free or heavily discounted for <strong>SACOME</strong> members, also<br />

provide excellent opportunities to connect with South Australia’s<br />

resources community or maintain relationships.<br />

Breakfast Series 20<strong>16</strong><br />

The <strong>SACOME</strong> breakfast series provides its members with an exclusive<br />

opportunity to hear updates direct from the Chief Executive<br />

or Managing Director on industry projects and procurement<br />

opportunities. With barista coffee on arrival and unassigned seating,<br />

the breakfast series provided a relaxed and informal atmosphere to<br />

maximise networking opportunities. This financial year attendance at<br />

breakfasts averaged 115 guests.<br />

Lunch Series 20<strong>16</strong><br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> lunches are open to everyone with members<br />

receiving significant discounts. Over the financial year around<br />

250 guests attended each event. A focus on networking<br />

ensures many opportunities are provided including pre-lunch<br />

drinks and ample time between courses and after the event.<br />

Member communications<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> members need to be aware of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s activities, as<br />

representative of their interests. Submissions and many policy initiatives<br />

are summarised in the <strong>SACOME</strong> newsletter, which was re-designed<br />

over the year for easier engagement. This fortnightly publication also<br />

includes news on other <strong>SACOME</strong> initiatives and external information<br />

relevant to our members. <strong>SACOME</strong> members also receive our media<br />

releases, magazine and one off communications as required. Over the<br />

year, <strong>SACOME</strong> personally met with the majority of members - essential<br />

to fully understanding and assisting their businesses.<br />

Seminars<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s member-only seminars and workshops focus on sharing<br />

knowledge on specific topics. Over the <strong>2015</strong>/<strong>16</strong> year, topics included<br />

entrepreneurship, nuclear fuel cycle, procurement and community<br />

engagement.<br />

Conferences<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> collaborated to provide two high value conferences over<br />

the year, each now a highlight of the resources industry calendar and<br />

ongoing joint initiatives. Both of these events provide excellent value<br />

with superb catering and a fantastic program of speakers at a low price.<br />

The GMUSG / <strong>SACOME</strong> regional conference and trade expo was held<br />

in Port Augusta in August, with over 400 delegates and a program<br />

that covered mining, oil & gas, nuclear energy, local government and<br />

supplier presentations over a two day event.<br />

The South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference, held in<br />

December at the Adelaide Convention Centre, attracted a record<br />

650 delegates in a single day conference featuring 20 concise<br />

presentations and extensive networking opportunities. The popular<br />

post conference drinks event was again a highlight of the event.<br />

<strong>Annual</strong> Resources Industry Dinner<br />

The 20<strong>16</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> Resources Industry Dinner combined<br />

a touch of gold, a splash of glitter, a host of fabulous<br />

networking, entertainment and fine dining to celebrate with<br />

colleagues and friends. A total of 475 guests attended the<br />

dinner to celebrate the industry and the achievements of<br />

winners in the inaugural South Australian Resources Industry<br />

Awards and the Premier’s Community in Excellence Awards in<br />

Mining and Energy.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s conference collaborations are<br />

highly regarded by industry and government<br />

in South Australia and exceptionally<br />

well attended by participants in the local<br />

industry. Interstate guests made up 10%<br />

of delegates at the 20<strong>16</strong> South Australian<br />

Exploration and Mining Conference.<br />

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member PROMOTION<br />


<strong>SACOME</strong> members have many opportunities to promote their business with the South Australian<br />

resources industry.<br />

Over the year, <strong>SACOME</strong> held a total of 22 events, some open and<br />

others exclusive to members, with many members using these<br />

opportunities to forge new relationships and market their businesses.<br />

Many members took up sponsorship packages to market their brand<br />

and support for the sector.<br />

published as feature articles. The magazine also provided many<br />

articles featuring our members and their services, together with key<br />

people in their business. <strong>SACOME</strong> members receive heavy discounts<br />

on advertising in the magazine, with advertising included with many<br />

sponsorship packages and at the higher levels of membership.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> thanks all of<br />

our 20<strong>16</strong> sponsors,<br />

including our annual<br />

sponsors:<br />

Magazine<br />

Members regularly sent in items for inclusion in our magazine,<br />

Resourcing SA, distributed to 10,000 people across South Australia.<br />

Some of these stories were included in the news section with others<br />

New member introductions<br />

All new members were introduced at a <strong>SACOME</strong> lunch including<br />

an announcement of their services and logo recognition, also<br />

acknowledged via twitter.<br />

Service Providers Directory<br />

Members who partner with the minerals and petroleum industry to<br />

provide goods and services are invited to contribute to our online<br />

service providers’ directory, accessed through the <strong>SACOME</strong> website.<br />

The directory is a resource for members to promote their capabilities,<br />

can be updated at any time and is searchable.<br />

Seminars<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> held seven free member-only seminars over the <strong>2015</strong>/<strong>16</strong><br />

financial year, providing members with timely and valued information<br />

(refer to page 29) while giving members the opportunity to present<br />

or hold an event at their premises, showcasing their expertise and<br />

services.<br />

Sponsorship<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s suite of sponsorship opportunities grew over the year, with<br />

a variety of options available to suit most budgets. <strong>SACOME</strong> members<br />

were able to sponsor events, awards and a variety of initiatives reported<br />

on in this publication, supporting <strong>SACOME</strong>’s activities and the industry’s<br />

growth while providing exceptional opportunities for members to partner<br />

with the State’s resources industry and demonstrate their affiliation.<br />

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<strong>SACOME</strong>’s stakeholders are diverse, including government, media, other industry bodies,<br />

Industry Members<br />

educational institutions and the broader community. Over the <strong>2015</strong>-<strong>16</strong> financial year our<br />

collaborations increased, but our key stakeholders remain our members.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> exists to serve its members. Through the engagement<br />

and support of SA’s explorers, developers, producers and industry<br />

partners we are able to assist the resources industry grow, prosper<br />

and strengthen the South Australian economy.<br />

As at 30 June 20<strong>16</strong>, <strong>SACOME</strong> had 223 financial members,<br />

comprising 45 industry members, <strong>16</strong>4 industry partners and 14<br />

associate members. Membership fees were unchanged over the<br />

<strong>2015</strong>/<strong>16</strong> financial year.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> Membership Categories <strong>2015</strong>/<strong>16</strong><br />

Core industry members<br />

Level 1A: Global Revenue >$50bn<br />

Level 1B: Global revenue >$10bn - $50bn<br />

Level 1C: Global revenue >$2bn - $10bn<br />

Ind Level 1D: Global revenue >$500m - $2bn<br />

Ind Level 1E: Global Revenue >$100m - $500m<br />

Ind Level 1F: Global Revenue >$50m - $100m<br />

Ind Level 1G: Global Revenue >$20m - $50m<br />

Ind Level 1H: Global Revenue >$0m - $20m<br />

Level 2: Explorer or Developing with production outside of SA<br />

Level 3: Developing with no production<br />

Level 4: Junior explorer or extractive


Industry Partners<br />

Members for over 20 years<br />

Cavill Power Products<br />

Epic Energy<br />

Finlaysons<br />

Members for over 15 years<br />

Alexander & Symonds<br />

MSM Legal<br />

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff<br />

Members for over 10 years<br />

Aggreko<br />

Bureau Veritas Minerals<br />

Jardine Lloyd Thompson<br />

Lucas Total Contract Solutions<br />

Paydirt Media Pty Limited<br />

PwC Services<br />

Members for over 5 years<br />

Adventure 4WD<br />

AMC Consultants<br />

ANZ<br />

Asiaworld Shipping Services<br />

Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation<br />

Australia<br />

Ausco Modular<br />

AusIndustry<br />

Australian Camp Services<br />

Australian Civil & Mining Training<br />

Australian Groundwater Technologies<br />

Australian Training Alliance<br />

Austwide Mining Title Management Pty Ltd<br />

Buschutz Engineering Pty Limited<br />

CAPS Australia Pty Limited<br />

Color On Demand<br />

Community Engagement Group Australia<br />

Pty Limited<br />

Complete Personnel<br />

DMAW Lawyers<br />

Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Limited<br />

EBS Ecology<br />

Electranet<br />

Exact Mining Services Pty Ltd<br />

EY<br />

Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd<br />

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia<br />

Pty Limited<br />

KSB Australia Pty Limited<br />

Max Crane & Equipment Hire<br />

Minter Ellison Lawyers<br />

Qube Logistics (SA) Pty Ltd & Qube Ports &<br />

Bulk Division Pty Ltd<br />

Red Earth Training Solutions<br />

RPS Aquaterra<br />

SA Power Networks<br />

Sharp Airlines<br />

SRA Information Technology<br />

The University of Adelaide<br />

Thiess Pty Limited<br />

Tonkin Consulting<br />

University College London<br />

University of South Australia<br />

Watpac Civil and Mining Pty Limited<br />

Watsons Lawyers<br />

Yaran Business Services Pty Limited<br />

Members<br />

Fyfe Pty Limited<br />

Alliance Airlines<br />

Ammjohn<br />

Andrew Minns Consulting<br />

Anson Solutions<br />

Aquamate<br />

ASC Training & Development Pty Ltd<br />

Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd<br />

Auspace<br />

Australian Institute of Management<br />

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)<br />

B & N Saunders Pty Ltd<br />

Barker Wentworth<br />

Basetec Services<br />

BGC Contracting<br />

BioCentral / PolyCom<br />

Budd Exploration Drilling<br />

Career Employment Group<br />

Carey Training<br />

Challenger Geological Services Pty Ltd<br />

CIGWELD P/L - Victor Technologies<br />

Comm8<br />

Cooe<br />

Cor Cooling<br />

Corporate Air<br />

Corporate Aircraft Charter<br />

Corporate Protection Australia Group<br />

Crane Services<br />

Datanet Asia Pacific Pty Ltd<br />

Deep Exploration Technologies CRC<br />

Dialight ILS Australia<br />

Dynapumps<br />

DynCorp (Aust.) Pty Limited<br />

Easternwell Minerals<br />

ECM<br />

Eco Building Supplies Pty Ltd<br />

Ecology and Heritage Partners<br />

EMAC Systems<br />

Esco Corporation<br />

ESRI Australia<br />

Eurofins<br />

ExoDrill Pty Ltd<br />

Fire Safe Services Pty Ltd<br />

FMG Engineering<br />

Frazer- Nash Consultancy<br />

Fugro Spatial Systems<br />

Global Pipe Australia<br />

Go Green Consulting<br />

GPA Engineering Pty Ltd<br />

Honeywell Process Solutions<br />

IMP Technologies<br />

Inforrm Pty Ltd<br />

Intract - Indigenous Contractors<br />

ISS International<br />

JBS&G<br />

Joy Global (Aus) Surface Pty Ltd<br />

JWPM<br />

Kalari<br />

Kerry Logistics<br />

Land Access & Management Services<br />

LBW Environmental Projects<br />

Lee Quality Solutions<br />

Leske Transport Pty Ltd<br />

Lester Franks Survey & Geographical Pty Ltd<br />

LHD Group Australia P/L<br />

LogiCamms<br />

McMahon Services<br />

Mechvac Engineering<br />

Mining for Greatness<br />

Monopoly Property Group<br />

Mumford Commercial Consulting<br />

Nature Foundation SA Inc<br />

Navitas Careers & Internships - Adelaide<br />

NHP Electrical Engineering Products<br />

Nile Exploration Pty Ltd<br />

Novafast<br />

Pentagon Freight Services Pty Ltd<br />

Petro Diamond Australia Pty Ltd<br />

R A English & Co<br />

Resources & Engineering Skills Alliance<br />

(RESA)<br />

Robin Johnson Engineering Pty Ltd<br />

Rockwell Automation Pty Ltd<br />

Rossair Charter<br />

RREDD Group<br />

Safety Culture Development<br />

Schlam Engineering<br />

SGF Group<br />

Sigma Cranes Pty Ltd<br />

Sims Metal Management S.A.<br />

Sitemed (O.T. Private Pty Ltd)<br />

Skin Patrol<br />

SME Gateway SA/NT<br />

South Australian Museum<br />

Southcott Pty Limited<br />

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering<br />

Limited (SCEE)<br />

Street Fleet Pty Ltd<br />

TAFE SA<br />

Thrifty<br />

Turner & Townsend<br />

UGL Limited<br />

UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd<br />

Value Adviser Associates<br />

VEGA Australia Pty Ltd<br />

Vipac Engineers & Scientists Pty Ltd<br />

Viva Energy Australia<br />

Wattyl Protective Coatings<br />

Win Attachments Pty Ltd<br />

Work Visa Lawyers<br />

Workpac Industrial<br />

Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd<br />

Zinfra Pty Ltd<br />

Associate Members<br />

Adrian Pederick<br />

Andrew Andrejewkskis<br />

Ann Stewart<br />

Colin Lake<br />

Dave Thomas<br />

Egon Pederson<br />

Roger Goldsworthy<br />

Ivan Steed<br />

Kevin Wills<br />

Lindsay Curtis<br />

Peter Bradshaw<br />

Rob Gibb<br />

Roger Higgins<br />

Tim Zwierson<br />

34 South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy<br />

<strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> 20<strong>16</strong> 35

Leading growth and prosperity for South Australians<br />

through a strong resources industry<br />

The front cover of this report depicts the three pillars of<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s strategic plan: Policy, Community and Members. The<br />

puzzle theme of this year’s report represents <strong>SACOME</strong>’s many<br />

diverse activities, all essential pieces of the bigger picture as<br />

we strive to work with our members to deliver a safe, enduring,<br />

valued and profitable resources industry for South Australia.<br />

South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy<br />

Mines And Energy House<br />

290 Glen Osmond Road<br />

Fullarton, SA 5063<br />

Telephone +61 8 8202 9999<br />

Fax +61 8 8202 9900<br />

Email sacome@sacome.org.au<br />

www.sacome.org.au<br />


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