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South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy<br />

annual report<br />



contents<br />

1<br />

President’s report 4<br />

Chief Executive’s report 6<br />

2<br />

Leading change - council & committees 8<br />

Strategic Plan 20<strong>15</strong>-2017 12<br />

Shaping policy 14<br />

Improving community relationships 18<br />

8<br />

Sharing industry information 20<br />

3<br />

Developing skills 24<br />

Women in Resources 26<br />

Industry events 28<br />

Promoting our members 30<br />

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6<br />

5<br />

4<br />

1. Jason Kuchel, Chief Executive<br />

2. Jonathon Forbes, Director Projects (left),<br />

John Cocks, Director Strategy & Governance<br />

(right)<br />

3. Dayne Eckermann, Senior Policy Analyst<br />

(left); Stephen Batten, Communications<br />

Officer (centre); Bridget Fardon, Women in<br />

Resources Committee Project Officer (right)<br />

4. Megan Andrews, Director Membership and<br />

Communications<br />

5. Nigel Long, Director Policy<br />

6. Victoria Webster, Executive Assistant<br />

(left); Melissa Becirevic, Events Coordinator<br />

(centre); Yelena Koerner-Heinjus, Policy<br />

Officer Environment & Communities (right)<br />

7. Chloe Jansen, Receptionist<br />

8. Margaret Donaldson, Finance Officer<br />

Our resources community 32<br />

Cover: Into the Gorge Arkaroola by Allyson Parsons<br />

Back cover: Warraweena Waves by Allyson Parsons<br />

Image: Julia Kane<br />

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president’s report<br />

In a number of presentations that I have given over the past year, I have stressed the importance of<br />

focusing on the longer term rather than giving in to short term pressures.<br />

The resources sector is well known as a cyclical sector and, especially<br />

during down turns, too often short term thinking can lead to poor<br />

decision making. In many cases, expedient decisions to satisfy shortterm<br />

pressures result in accentuating the cycle’s impact, imposing<br />

delayed responses as the cycle turns - with opportunities sacrificed<br />

to strategically minded competitors.<br />

A cut back on apprentices, graduates and training during a<br />

downturn will almost guarantee a shortage of qualified people when<br />

the upturn arrives.<br />

It is a similar story with exploration expenditure. Most of us would<br />

know geologists who have struggled to find work during a<br />

downturn and then left the industry. This happened in the early<br />

2000s and fifteen years later this may happen again. A continued<br />

focus on exploration is very important for the sector, since no<br />

exploration today means no discoveries and no new mines/oil & gas<br />

fields tomorrow.<br />

So - despite how difficult it appears - now is a very good time<br />

for investment in infrastructure, exploration, and training and<br />

development in preparation for the upturn.<br />

It is the brave people who are seeking out the positives in our<br />

current environment.<br />

Some will point to the copper price, to show that the price in<br />

Australian Dollars is in the same range today as it has been for the<br />

last three years. The copper price has remained above A$3/pound,<br />

largely as a result of the weakening Australian Dollar which has<br />

provided a natural hedge - as would be expected of a “commodity<br />

currency” of an export-focused country.<br />

The Copper Strategy and the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel<br />

Cycle are State Government initiatives that support important South<br />

Australian industries.<br />

The copper strategy is well timed for the upturn which will happen<br />

when copper stocks move into deficit in coming years. The South<br />

Australian Copperbelt is well endowed and with development<br />

offers the potential for Australia to become the third largest copper<br />

producing country in the world. The nuclear fuel cycle investigation<br />

is a bold yet overdue national discussion and South Australia is the<br />

rightful leader with our rich uranium resources and experience in<br />

handling the commodity.<br />

Other positives include the vast onshore and offshore oil & gas<br />

resources, the graphite occurrences on the Eyre Peninsula and<br />

magnetite in the Upper Spencer Gulf. These resources can all deliver<br />

significant value for South Australians and have a place in a world<br />

moving to more sustainable energy generation.<br />

The US economy has greatly benefited from the development of<br />

its onshore gas deposits and there is no reason why South Australia<br />

would not see something similar from the Cooper Basin.<br />

The service companies which support the resources sector rely<br />

upon a vibrant core industry. Innovation and development is critical<br />

for these companies and there are many examples in which we are<br />

seeing new technologies incorporated into the services sector. What<br />

is most exciting are the new companies being developed which will<br />

take ideas and develop them into commercial propositions through<br />

collaboration between innovators, academia and industry.<br />

In the immediate future, we will see new commodities become more<br />

important in our daily lives, used in ways that we would not have<br />

thought feasible. For example graphite, which occurs in commercial<br />

quantities and grades in the Eyre Peninsula, is an important input<br />

for lithium ion energy storage systems which a South Australian<br />

company is developing in combination with solar power generation.<br />

Reliance on conventional grid power for residential and commercial<br />

applications may become a thing of the past.<br />

As Jason Kuchel details in his Chief Executive’s report, <strong>SACOME</strong> is<br />

taking advantage of the current situation and seeing opportunities,<br />

as the industry is, in introducing alternative solutions. Academia is<br />

looking to more collaboration and the Government is seeking bold<br />

ideas.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> looks forward to continuing to work with the stakeholders<br />

of the resources sector, including the many brave and positive people<br />

within South Australia’s dynamic industry, as we work together to<br />

ensure the industry is ready to take advantage of the next upturn.<br />

Terry Burgess<br />

President<br />

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chief executive’s report<br />

All annual reports look back over the past year at the achievements and challenges faced by their<br />

organisation. Our publication is no different, however before we do that, I would like to touch on the<br />

preceding decade for the resources sector.<br />

Despite the impact of the global financial crisis, over the decade up to<br />

2012 we generally saw a very large upward cycle for the minerals and<br />

oil & gas sector, some even commented that we were in the midst of<br />

a super cycle.<br />

Times have changed and we now find ourselves at a lower point in<br />

the cycle. Perhaps it was this notion of a super cycle that has caused<br />

some to now be caught off guard while others may not have been<br />

in the resources sector long enough to experience a sustained<br />

downward cycle; whatever the case, many of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s members<br />

have been asking us, where to from here?<br />

Some, like many within the media, assume that commodity prices<br />

need to improve before there will be any positive news from the<br />

industry. However we are already seeing and hearing positive news.<br />

Yes, companies need to get their houses in order and are doing so,<br />

but the reality is many companies can be profitable and can justify<br />

investment in the current market.<br />

Ten years ago, a very bullish outlook existed in the sector and there<br />

was much investment occurring, yet the metals and petroleum price<br />

indexes were both lower than they are today.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> has a board of Councillors who are well experienced in the<br />

industry and recognise that investment will come even if commodity<br />

prices plateau for a while. There are a range of factors that come into<br />

play, including the value of the Australian dollar, quality of product and<br />

cost of production. Of course, higher prices are always welcome!<br />

So, while <strong>SACOME</strong> has necessarily cut our cloth over the past year<br />

or so, in doing this we have remained committed to the activities<br />

that best serve our members and the industry in South Australia.<br />

In re-focusing our limited resources on the existing and emerging<br />

priorities that matter the most, we have developed and adopted a<br />

new Strategic Plan. A summary of this can be found on pages 12 and<br />

13, including our new vision, our revised mission, and three priority<br />

pillars underpinned by nine key strategies.<br />

Many of our key members have commented that sustained lower<br />

commodity prices bring opportunities. Opportunities to improve<br />

productivity, to be innovative and to prepare for the next upswing.<br />

Likewise at <strong>SACOME</strong>, we have grasped some of our challenges as an<br />

opportunity to be innovative. There is no better example than our<br />

flagship publication, the SA Mines & Energy Journal, which after almost<br />

seven years came to an end. Our staff and Council were not prepared<br />

to let it go with the slide in advertising brought on by the current<br />

environment, but instead looked at the opportunity to broaden its<br />

information sharing role.<br />

As a result, the old membership journal disappears and the new<br />

Resourcing SA community magazine is to be born, with a new<br />

distribution of around 11,000 up from the previous 2,000, in a quality,<br />

quarterly publication. Getting this hard copy magazine into local<br />

Councils, schools, libraries and doctor and dental waiting rooms (not<br />

to mention online readers) means we anticipate actual readership to<br />

increase to over 50,000! Work on the new magazine commenced over<br />

the reporting year with the launch issue due out in September 20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

The magazine will be distributed to thousands of community<br />

members including many influential people across regional and<br />

metropolitan South Australia. The increased readership will increase<br />

community understanding of the resources industry and its activities,<br />

while driving up advertising revenue for long term sustainability.<br />

Whilst the past financial year has been tighter for <strong>SACOME</strong>, our<br />

Executive Team has responded as necessary, delivering a surplus of<br />

$80,704, which is significantly better than budgeted.<br />

Please read about the efforts and successes of <strong>SACOME</strong> over the<br />

following pages. I’d also like to thank the <strong>SACOME</strong> Council, our<br />

management team and all of our staff for their hard work and<br />

dedication as we re-position <strong>SACOME</strong> to enable us to continue as<br />

a vital voice for the industry, to the Government and to our South<br />

Australian community.<br />

Jason Kuchel<br />

Chief Executive<br />

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leadING change<br />

governance<br />

Established in 1979, the South Australian Chamber of Mines<br />

and Energy (<strong>SACOME</strong>) is the peak industry body representing all<br />

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

gas sectors in South Australia, including those who provide services to<br />

these companies.<br />

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

their expertise and time over the <strong>2014</strong>/<strong>15</strong> year including resigning<br />

Councillors Alice McCleary, Yvonne Green, Libby Lyons, Guy Roberts,<br />

Simon Parsons, David Cruickshanks-Boyd, John McRae and Paul<br />

Flanagan.<br />

Councillors as at 30 June 20<strong>15</strong>:<br />

Terry Burgess<br />

Representing Iluka<br />

Resources<br />

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

John Roberts<br />

Representing Mithril<br />

Resources<br />

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

Mike Flynn<br />

Santos<br />

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

Andrew Cole<br />

OZ Minerals<br />

Phil Cole<br />

Senex Energy Limited<br />

Simon Corrigan<br />

Alternative BHP Billiton<br />

delegate<br />

Darryl Cuzzubbo<br />

BHP Billiton<br />

Jonathon Glew<br />

Gypsum Resources Australia<br />

Greg Hall<br />

Representing Hillgrove<br />

Resources<br />

Terry Kallis<br />

Kallis & Co<br />

George McKenzie<br />

Finlaysons<br />

Patrick Mutz<br />

Murray Zircon Pty Ltd<br />

Joe Ranford<br />

Terramin<br />

Alison Snel<br />

Flinders Port Holdings<br />

Andrew Stocks<br />

Iron Road Limited<br />

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leadING change<br />

committees & board representation<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> administers many committees and appreciates the input of all committee participants<br />

in their valuable role. <strong>SACOME</strong>’s committees as at 30 June 20<strong>15</strong> are listed below.<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 contribute to <strong>SACOME</strong> facilitated media<br />

communications.<br />

Exploration Committee<br />

Chaired by: Nicole Galloway Warland<br />

Contact: Jonathon Forbes<br />

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

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

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

submissions, lobbying and advocacy activities and planning our<br />

workshops and communications.<br />

Editorial - SA Mines & Energy Journal Committee<br />

Rotating Chair<br />

Contact: Megan Andrews<br />

The SA Mines & Energy Journal committee members include key<br />

members of our resources industry who are experienced and<br />

knowledgeable on various facets of the sector, ensuring the journal<br />

remains relevant, balanced and accurate.<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 />

Finance and Audit Committee<br />

Chaired by: Jonathon Glew<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 />

Eyre Peninsula Mining Alliance<br />

Chaired by: Anya Hart<br />

Contact: Jonathon Forbes<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 />

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<br />

concerns, and identifying projects and regulatory change to assist<br />

the industry.<br />

Sustainable Development Committee<br />

Chaired by: Angie Smyth, Arrium<br />

Contact: Yelena Koerner-Heinjus<br />

The Sustainable Development Committee assists in developing<br />

policy and facilitating improvement in the areas of environmental<br />

management and legislation, community and stakeholder<br />

engagement, and industry promotion.<br />

Women in Resources SA<br />

Chaired by: Aimee Chadwick, OZ Minerals<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 supporting sponsor companies: Beach Energy,<br />

BHP Billiton, Department of State Development, Finlaysons, Fyfe, OZ<br />

Minerals, PwC, <strong>SACOME</strong> and Santos. Read about the committee’s<br />

activities on page 26.<br />

The Women in Resources SA committee members as of February 20<strong>15</strong><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 />

External boards and committees<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> participates on a large range of influential<br />

external boards, committees and working groups for<br />

thorough engagement with decision making - and<br />

to ensure the industry’s voice is heard on each and<br />

every issue that impacts on the South Australian<br />

mining and energy sector. These include:<br />

• The Minerals and Energy Advisory Council<br />

• The Mining Industry Participation Office<br />

• SA’s unconventional gas working groups<br />

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STRATEGIC PLAN 20<strong>15</strong>-2017<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s strategic plan was revised over the first half of 20<strong>15</strong>, resulting in a new, tightly focused<br />

plan reflective of member needs and the changing global and domestic environment.<br />

The revised strategic plan is based on a new vision supported by<br />

three strategic pillars. These pillars are underpinned by nine strategies,<br />

all in support of our mission to work with members to deliver a safe,<br />

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

Our vision:<br />

Leading growth and prosperity for South Australians through a strong<br />

resources industry.<br />

Our MISSIOn:<br />

To work with our members to deliver a safe, enduring, valued and profitable resources<br />

industry for South Australia.<br />

Safe: Environments to work and live in for everyone<br />

Enduring: Future; creating certainty and opportunity for all<br />

Valued: Relationships with South Australian communities<br />

Profitable: Outcomes for the state, industry, communities and employees<br />

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shaping policy<br />

A range of policy issues ensured <strong>SACOME</strong>’s policy team and relevant committees were kept busy<br />

over the year with mining, oil & gas and nuclear energy all key focuses.<br />

Treasurer and Minister for Minerals and Energy Resources Tom Koutsantonis MP addressing <strong>SACOME</strong> lunch guests<br />

Native Vegetation<br />

Over the <strong>2014</strong>-<strong>15</strong> period there were a number of proposed changes<br />

to Native Vegetation legislation and regulations by the South<br />

Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources<br />

(DEWNR). Among these changes was a review of payments to<br />

provide a Significant Environmental Benefit (SEB) under the Native<br />

Vegetation Act 1991.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> provided a submission, ensuring the need for flexibility<br />

in policy arrangements was highlighted, so as to enable positive<br />

environmental outcomes whilst facilitating future resources sector<br />

growth outlined in the South Australian Government’s economic<br />

and strategic priorities. <strong>SACOME</strong> also emphasised need for openness<br />

and transparency in the allocations of funds from the Native<br />

Vegetation Fund as public reporting on the KPI’s of projects and their<br />

delivery is essential for industry confidence in the management of<br />

funds.<br />

DEWNR has also commenced an extensive review of the Native<br />

Vegetation Regulations 2003, including review of the interpretation<br />

of the intent of the current regulations and a subsequent review of<br />

the proposed permitted clearing regulation exemptions. <strong>SACOME</strong><br />

developed comprehensive submissions to DEWNR in conjunction<br />

with feedback from the Sustainable Development Committee,<br />

outlining the industry preferred approach to the regulations.<br />

This work will extend into the next financial year with final<br />

consultations on the native vegetation regulations, and draft policies<br />

and guidelines on SEB’s and third party offsets.<br />

Inquiry into hydraulic fracturing<br />

At the end on <strong>2014</strong>, the Natural Resources Committee announced<br />

a parliamentary inquiry into the potential risks and impacts in the<br />

use of hydraulic fracture stimulation (fracking) to produce gas in the<br />

South East of South Australia.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> delivered a comprehensive submission to the NRC<br />

identifying that any minor risks that are associated with “fracking”<br />

are effectively managed and mitigated under South Australia’s best<br />

practice regulatory framework. The NRC has called on <strong>SACOME</strong> to<br />

deliver evidence to the committee as a part of the inquiry later in<br />

20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s Petroleum Committee provided assistance in a consultative<br />

capacity both to our submission and to other topical considerations<br />

such as communications and assisting to provide factual information<br />

to the media and community.<br />

Sealing of the Strzelecki<br />

Another key focus of <strong>SACOME</strong> and its Petroleum Committee has been<br />

sealing the Strzelecki, which is the major South Australian route into<br />

the Cooper Basin oil & gas province.<br />

Sealing this route is a key infrastructure priority of <strong>SACOME</strong> and would<br />

have multiple benefits to the industry and SA companies servicing<br />

them. Sealing would open up year round access to the Cooper<br />

Basin, reduce freight costs and times, reduce wear and tear on heavy<br />

vehicles and put SA at a cost competitiveness with companies in<br />

Queensland.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> and its petroleum members<br />

will continue to work with the State<br />

Government to deliver a project<br />

to Infrastructure Australia that<br />

incorporates the economic and strategic<br />

merits for Commonwealth funding of<br />

the Strzelecki.<br />

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shapING policy<br />

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission<br />

The Royal Commission on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in South Australia<br />

was announced by Premier Jay Weatherill on the 9th of February<br />

20<strong>15</strong>. This commission was tasked at investigating what aspects of<br />

the Nuclear Fuel Cycle could provide a feasible opportunity for South<br />

Australia.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> initially provided input to the formation of the Terms of<br />

Reference that would guide the Royal Commissions inquiry. Following<br />

release of the terms of reference, the commission provided a series of<br />

four issues papers on four aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle; mining and<br />

milling, enrichment, nuclear power, and waste storage and disposal.<br />

These issues papers contained questions which formed the first round<br />

of submissions to the commission.<br />

Air Quality<br />

In late 2013, <strong>SACOME</strong>’s Sustainable Development Committee<br />

undertook a review into the application of air quality standards<br />

and monitoring frameworks for particulates currently applied to<br />

operating mines within South Australia. All relevant operational<br />

mines participated in the review, which studied the applicability and<br />

efficiency of the standards and monitoring systems employed at each<br />

site, with specific focus on particulates less than 10 microns in size<br />

(PM10).<br />

The report was completed and published in October <strong>2014</strong>, and the<br />

recommendations were subsequently developed into a <strong>SACOME</strong><br />

policy position in early 20<strong>15</strong>. The policy was accepted by <strong>SACOME</strong><br />

council as official <strong>SACOME</strong> policy in June 20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s major submissions over the <strong>2014</strong>-<strong>15</strong> year:<br />

Inquiry into the potential risks and impacts<br />

in the use of hydraulic fracture stimulation<br />

(Fracking) to produce gas in the South-East of<br />

South Australia<br />

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Terms of<br />

Reference suggestions<br />

Review of Division 1B of Maralinga Tjarutja Land<br />

Rights Act 1984<br />

Agreement between the Government of Australia<br />

and the Government of India in the Peaceful Uses<br />

of Nuclear Energy<br />

Feedback on Draft Terms of Reference for the<br />

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> will be providing a comprehensive submission to the issues<br />

papers by the due date of early August 20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

South Australia - draft Approval Bilateral<br />

Agreement under the Environment Protection<br />

and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999<br />

Review of the Native Vegetation Regulations<br />

2003 – Proposed permitted clearing regulations<br />

exemptions<br />

Provisional Determinations and Guidelines<br />

for Mining Lease Proposals and Program for<br />

Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation<br />

State Tax Review discussion paper<br />

State Budget Pre-Budget Submission<br />

Review of Payments to provide a Significant<br />

Environmental Benefit under the Native<br />

Vegetation Act 1991<br />

Landholders’ right to refuse (gas and coal) Bill<br />

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Yellow cake (at Heathgate’s<br />

Beverley uranium mine)<br />

Review of the Native Vegetation Regulations<br />

2003 – Interpretation of the intent of the current<br />

regulations<br />

Consultation on the Native Vegetation (Credit for<br />

Environmental Benefits) Regulations (SA) 20<strong>15</strong><br />

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improvING community relationships<br />

Improving the resource sector’s community relationships has long been a focus for <strong>SACOME</strong>, with<br />

information sharing initiatives (page 20) also contributing to this goal.<br />

Community engagement<br />

In June 20<strong>15</strong>, <strong>SACOME</strong> launched an ongoing support program for<br />

South Australian resources industry companies who are interested in<br />

leading practice in community engagement. The aim of the program<br />

is to establish a dynamic resource bank for industry which includes<br />

updates of new and emerging issues, updates of regulatory changes<br />

relating to community engagement, case studies of leading practice,<br />

useful tools including guidelines and other support materials based<br />

on industry experience, a discussion and information-sharing forum<br />

and access to key people and networks.<br />

The ongoing program is relevant to all sectors of the South<br />

Australian resources industry, including minerals, oil & gas, extractives<br />

and renewables. It is based around regular workshops and other<br />

events.<br />

The first event in the series was a great success, with 80 people<br />

attending the seminar. Attendees heard presentations on<br />

community engagement from Melissa Muller (Department of<br />

State Development), Skana Gallery (SA LGA), Tony Irvine (Regional<br />

LGA) and Harry Seager (Kanmantoo Callington Community<br />

Consultative Committee). The event concluded with a panel<br />

discussion on community engagement issues with Katie Hulmes<br />

(OZ Minerals), Tim Scholz (Iron Road) and George McKenzie<br />

(Finlaysons). The program was received well by <strong>SACOME</strong> members<br />

and many expressed interest in future community engagement<br />

program events.<br />

Native title<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> continues to receive grants from the Federal Attorney<br />

General’s Department to contribute to the legal costs of negotiating<br />

and reviewing whole of claim Indigenous Land Use Agreements<br />

(ILUAs) in South Australia.<br />

20<strong>15</strong> winners of the Premiers Community<br />

Excellence Awards in Mining and Energy:<br />

Excellence in Social Inclusion<br />

Heathgate Resources<br />

Excellence in Supporting Communities<br />

Iluka Resources and Kalari Transport<br />

Excellence in Leadership-Women in Resources<br />

OZ Minerals<br />

High commendations<br />

Iron Road, Terramin, OZ Minerals and Fyfe.<br />

Premier Weatherill with Heathgate representatives<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> is continuing to progress negotiations with the Kokatha<br />

Uwankara and the Ngadjuri Nation #2 Claimant Groups.<br />

The Arabana Peoples and Gawler Rangers Mineral Exploration ILUA’s<br />

were up for review in the period. In relation to the Arabana ILUA,<br />

the Arabana Aboriginal Corporation considered no agreement<br />

could be reached on matters for review in the document and as<br />

such terminated the agreement. Accordingly, companies will need<br />

to pursue agreements with the Corporation through the Part 9B<br />

process.<br />

Negotiations with the Gawler Rangers Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC<br />

continues slowly but has been positive.<br />

Premiers Community Excellence Awards in Mining and Energy<br />

The Premiers Community Excellence Awards continues to showcase<br />

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

responsibility. The new benchmarks created by category winners will<br />

inspire and be viewed as the standard for doing business, not just for<br />

the resources sector but for all industries operating within the State.<br />

Presented by the Premier, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP at the <strong>SACOME</strong><br />

<strong>Annual</strong> Resources Industry Dinner, the winning companies were<br />

recognised across four categories: Excellence in Social Inclusion,<br />

Excellence in Supporting Communities, Excellence in Leadership-<br />

Women in Resources, and Environmental Excellence.<br />

Field days<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> coordinated a booth at the Cleve Field Days for the purpose<br />

of meeting with local landholders and residents, answering their<br />

questions and providing information. <strong>SACOME</strong> also attended the<br />

Lucindale Field Days in the South East, joining Beach Energy’s booth<br />

and engaging with the community over the event.<br />

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sharING INduSTry information<br />

One of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s strategic objectives is to increase awareness of the mining and energy industry<br />

within the South Australian community. As mineral and energy resources is one of the State’s key<br />

economic contributors, every South Australian is a stakeholder. <strong>SACOME</strong> also needs to engage<br />

with a diverse range of members, government and media stakeholders, sharing information on the<br />

sector and our own activities. With such a wide range of communications goals, <strong>SACOME</strong>’s activities<br />

in this space are continually expanding.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> magazine<br />

The SA Mines & Energy Journal was <strong>SACOME</strong>’s official membership<br />

publication for almost seven years. It provided a means to circulate<br />

information on the industry to 2,000 of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s stakeholders, with<br />

articles on issues and concerns together with the good news stories<br />

and commendable industry activities such as community benefits,<br />

excellence in stakeholder engagement and environmental initiatives.<br />

Dirt TV<br />

In 2013, the <strong>SACOME</strong> Council approved an exciting new video<br />

competition for school children – Dirt TV. Targeting students in years<br />

7-12, applicants create a 2-3 minute video clip profiling the benefits<br />

that mining and energy bring to society.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> created a separate website and a Facebook page for the initiative<br />

which provide ideas for content; noting benefits such as economic<br />

growth, employment opportunities, end-uses of mining products,<br />

community support and social responsibility, while engaging students<br />

through fun pictures, interesting industry facts and topical information.<br />

In <strong>2014</strong> a total of 14 entries from 9 schools across South Australia were<br />

received for the inaugural competition.<br />

A judging panel comprising esteemed media, arts and industry<br />

leaders was assembled to focus on creativity, accuracy and<br />

effectiveness in delivering a message and an ‘Oscars-like’ Awards<br />

Ceremony was held on September 25th <strong>2014</strong> at the National Wine<br />

Centre, Adelaide.<br />

A total of $10,000 in prize money was shared by the winners over five<br />

categories, including the major prize for Best Overall Video which went<br />

to James Haskard and Lachlan Blake from Concordia College.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> acknowledges all the judges along with<br />

sponsors of the <strong>2014</strong> Dirt TV competition: BHP<br />

Billiton, Linc Energy, IMX Resources, Iron Road, OZ<br />

Minerals and Santos.<br />

Planning is well underway for the 20<strong>15</strong> Dirt TV<br />

competition which will culminate at the Awards<br />

Ceremony to be held at Adelaide Oval in<br />

September 20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

In <strong>2014</strong> this magazine underwent a review and the final issue of the SA<br />

Mines & Energy Journal was printed in May. Over the last few months of<br />

the <strong>2014</strong>-<strong>15</strong> financial year extensive planning occurred to see a new<br />

magazine take its place – Resourcing SA, with the inaugural issue to be<br />

distributed in Spring of 20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

Resourcing SA will follow the same high quality glossy print of the<br />

previous <strong>SACOME</strong> journal and include industry updates, news and<br />

innovations. Several key differences include:<br />

• Distribution increase to 11,000 including community leaders,<br />

schools, libraries and medical waiting rooms across SA<br />

• More community interest stories focusing on people, the<br />

environment, workforce and services<br />

• To be published quarterly<br />

• Higher quality graphics with a people focus<br />

• Popular style including a clean fresh design and letters to the<br />

Editor.<br />

Social Media<br />

Bold vision<br />

SA people, projects, policies, markets & happenings<br />

Issue 40<br />

May – June <strong>15</strong><br />

$9.95 (incl. GST)<br />

ISSN 1836-0777<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s social media underwent a dramatic transformation over<br />

<strong>2014</strong>-<strong>15</strong>, doubling our previous engagement with twitter and Dirt<br />

TV Facebook to include a new <strong>SACOME</strong> Facebook page and a Linked<br />

In company page. The focus of the Linked In page is to establish a<br />

deeper engagement with our members and industry stakeholders,<br />

while the <strong>SACOME</strong> Facebook page is targeted on engaging the<br />

general community.<br />

14 entries were received for the<br />

inaugural Dirt TV competition with a<br />

total of $10,000 in cash prizes awarded<br />

at a red carpet Awards Event.<br />

Connect with us<br />

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

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

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

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

www.sacome.org.au<br />

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sharING INduSTry information<br />

New website<br />

The <strong>SACOME</strong> website was redesigned over the <strong>2014</strong>-<strong>15</strong> year, resulting<br />

in a brand new look, a fresh design and a complete restructure to<br />

ensure all stakeholders including interested community members<br />

are more easily able to find the information they want. New<br />

content includes information on environmental aspects such as<br />

fracture stimulation and case studies of industry environmental and<br />

rehabilitation practices.<br />

Changes included ensuring content on popular sections such as the<br />

Women in Resources Committee (WinRSA) and the oil & gas sector<br />

was more dominant and easily accessible. More community focused<br />

content will continue to be added.<br />

External Media<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> continued to expand its media engagement, with regional<br />

media relationships strengthened over <strong>2014</strong>-<strong>15</strong>, resulting in an<br />

increased attendance of print and television media at <strong>SACOME</strong> events.<br />

Opportunities to promote the activities and benefits of the resources<br />

sector were maximised, with 32 media releases distributed over the<br />

year – an increase from 26 in the previous reporting year.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s media messages assist our lobbying efforts and also ensure<br />

a positive industry message is put forward at every opportunity.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> established a Communications<br />

Committee, comprising key<br />

representatives from minerals and<br />

petroleum members, which will help<br />

focus and shape media messages and<br />

contribute to the <strong>SACOME</strong> magazine<br />

Member communications<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> shares information with members through our magazine,<br />

our digital media, and our events - including a growing number of free<br />

seminars and workshops, see page 28 for information on our extensive<br />

range of events.<br />

E-news<br />

Mining and Energy SA, <strong>SACOME</strong>’s fortnightly newsletter, provides<br />

members with current information on local issues and events<br />

within the mining and energy industry. New legislation updates,<br />

policy changes and industry input to submissions are valued by our<br />

members. The newsletter also provides a vehicle to communicate<br />

coming industry events and update members on our media<br />

engagement.<br />

Website and video<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> uploads videos of member only presentations and selected<br />

seminars to our You Tube channel, <strong>SACOME</strong>TV. Presentations from<br />

member only events are usually found within the member only<br />

section of the <strong>SACOME</strong> website.<br />

Science Alive!<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> participated in the immensely popular<br />

Science Alive! event for the first time in August<br />

<strong>2014</strong> with assistance from <strong>SACOME</strong>’s Sustainable<br />

Development Committee and several industry<br />

members. Science Alive is organised under the<br />

banner of National Science Week and ‘Inspiring<br />

Australia’, Australian Government Initiatives designed<br />

to increase engagement and interest in the sciences.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s booth featured displays on<br />

the use of minerals and petroleum,<br />

a plethora of mineral samples, an<br />

interactive sandstone porosity display<br />

and water testing activities. A popular<br />

rehabilitation display was provided<br />

by Iluka Resources and an engaging<br />

magnetic separation display by Iron Road<br />

For the first time in its history, the event had a strong<br />

resources sector presence with <strong>SACOME</strong>, together<br />

with Iluka, Iron Road and Santos, occupying an<br />

area alongside Beach Energy. Held over three days<br />

at the Wayville Showgrounds, the event engaged<br />

around <strong>15</strong>,000 children and adults. As the focus of<br />

the Friday was careers, Santos provided a handful<br />

of enthusiastic graduates to speak with high school<br />

students about pathways into the oil & gas sector.<br />

The initiative was a fantastic way to spread<br />

information and awareness of the resources<br />

industry in South Australia and the uses of mined<br />

materials. <strong>SACOME</strong> will build on the success of this<br />

involvement and in the latter half of the <strong>2014</strong>-<strong>15</strong><br />

financial year, plans were well underway for the 20<strong>15</strong><br />

booth and activities.<br />

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developING skills<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> is committed to skills development and is involved in a variety of initiatives to ensure the<br />

South Australian resources industry has the capacity to serve the sector’s needs now and in the<br />

future. Our Women in Resources committee (page 26) is one of these.<br />

Careers Program<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> has provided students across South Australia with<br />

information relating to careers in the resources industry through a<br />

designated Careers Promotion Manager for many years.<br />

Interactive presentations were delivered to schools, encouraging<br />

students to consider the impact of the resources industry in everyday<br />

life and the career opportunities within the sector. These activities<br />

continued over the first half of the reporting year. With the need to<br />

be cost conscious <strong>SACOME</strong> is currently focusing on Careers Expos,<br />

assisting schools with careers advice and resources, Science Alive and<br />

Dirt TV.<br />

Geoscientist Assistance Program (GAP)<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> secured $425,000 in funding from the State Government of<br />

South Australia to re-instate the highly successful GAP program, which<br />

it first managed in 2010 through to 2012.<br />

Professional Development<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s Professional Development Program has been running for<br />

three years. Over that time <strong>SACOME</strong> developed and provided training<br />

programs, consultancy, and support for members through the use of<br />

internal and external specialists.<br />

In January <strong>2014</strong> <strong>SACOME</strong> was awarded $335,600 in funding through<br />

the State Governments Skills in the Workplace initiative and over<br />

the reporting year several approved courses were coordinated and<br />

promoted, with the Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and the<br />

Workforce Planning and Development skill sets attracting the most<br />

interest.<br />

This service is demand driven.<br />

The GAP program is designed to counter the current significant level<br />

of retrenchments in the resources industry and the marked decrease<br />

in employment opportunities for current and future South Australian<br />

geoscience graduates. GAP offers companies a salary subsidy to<br />

enable them to take on an unemployed geoscience graduate or<br />

skilled professional on a short – medium contract basis. The program<br />

commenced in March 20<strong>15</strong> and is scheduled to continue in 2016.<br />

Ten GAP placements were coordinated<br />

by <strong>SACOME</strong> over the reporting year.<br />

The program will continue through to<br />

December 2016.<br />

Neil Chalmers, GAP participant<br />

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women IN resources<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> is committed to promoting the participation of women in the<br />

South Australian resources industry and increasing the number of women<br />

working in the sector across all levels. This objective is actioned through<br />

the work of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s Women in Resources SA (WinRSA) committee.<br />

Policy and strategy<br />

WinRSA exists to promote the involvement of women in the<br />

exploration, minerals, petroleum and energy sectors and associated<br />

service industries, and to provide opportunities for meaningful<br />

engagement.<br />

In late <strong>2014</strong>, the committee circulated a Shaping the Future survey,<br />

with results helping to determine member priorities and underpin<br />

the committee’s future direction. The survey asked many questions<br />

on opportunities and participation including career progression,<br />

balancing workplace and caring responsibilities, and how the<br />

representation of women in the resources sector could be improved.<br />

Events<br />

WinRSA held several networking events over the <strong>2014</strong>/<strong>15</strong> reporting year:<br />

• “Why women make great leaders” presented by Avril Henry,<br />

October <strong>2014</strong><br />

• “The state of play” in the SA resources industry, with Dr Paul<br />

Heithersay (Department of State Development), December <strong>2014</strong><br />

• “Shale gas and Exploration and Development” presented by Colin<br />

Cruickshank (Santos) and Dominic Pepicelli (Department of State<br />

Development), February 20<strong>15</strong><br />

• “Getting what you want” with Shelley Rogers and Karen Dezdjek in<br />

a joint event with the Women in Mining Network SA (WIMnetSA),<br />

May 20<strong>15</strong><br />

• Preparation was finalised for a July 20<strong>15</strong> boardroom lunch themed<br />

“How to manage an executive leadership role under flexible<br />

working conditions”, building on the success of the committee’s<br />

April <strong>2014</strong> lunch event.<br />

The WinRSA committee’s strategic plan<br />

was revised in early 20<strong>15</strong> with a focus<br />

on:<br />

• Mentoring opportunities for women,<br />

with work commenced on a joint pilot<br />

program with WIMnetSA<br />

• Supporting women in achieving<br />

senior roles on boards and<br />

committees<br />

• Attracting and supporting women<br />

in the sector through education and<br />

awareness<br />

• Providing a positive and valuable<br />

contribution to the Sector<br />

• Identifying and engaging<br />

stakeholders to support the vision of<br />

WinRSA<br />

• Creating and promoting a consistent<br />

message<br />

• Providing opportunities to<br />

participate in forums relevant to the<br />

sector and their development.<br />

Women in Resource Awards<br />

The inaugural South Australia<br />

Women in Resources Awards were<br />

established at the beginning of 20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

Extensive planning and preparation<br />

was completed over the last half of<br />

the reporting year with the awards<br />

presentation to take place at a <strong>SACOME</strong><br />

Lunch in July 20<strong>15</strong>. Category winners<br />

will be nominated by <strong>SACOME</strong> for the<br />

Women in Resources National Awards,<br />

scheduled to be held in Perth in<br />

September 20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

Thirty nine high calibre nominations<br />

were received over five categories for<br />

the inaugural South Australian Women<br />

in Resources Awards<br />

Mentoring initiative<br />

The development of a mentoring<br />

program was highlighted as a critical<br />

enabler for improved gender diversity<br />

within the resources sector, by both<br />

WinRSA and WIMnetSA. The need for<br />

such a program was also identified by<br />

members in the Shaping the Future<br />

survey. WinRSA are collaborating with<br />

WIMnetSA to develop a joint pilot<br />

mentoring program which will be<br />

launched in September 20<strong>15</strong>.<br />

Sabina McKenzie by Chris Warrior<br />

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industry events<br />

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

resources industry. With a large range of public and member only events, including collaborations<br />

to present the State’s biggest resource sector conferences, industry stakeholders are provided<br />

with many opportunities to connect with the resources community and keep informed on<br />

industry activities.<br />

Series 20<strong>15</strong> Breakfast Briefings<br />

20<strong>15</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> Resources Industry Dinner<br />

The <strong>SACOME</strong> breakfasts are member-only events which provide our<br />

members with an exclusive opportunity to hear updates on industry<br />

projects and procurement opportunities, usually direct from the<br />

Chief Executive or Managing Director, including the opportunity to<br />

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

these events provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere to maximise<br />

networking opportunities. Throughout the 20<strong>15</strong> financial year our<br />

breakfast events averaged 130 attendees.<br />

The key social gathering for the South Australian resources industry<br />

was themed as a celebration of <strong>SACOME</strong>’s 35th anniversary - as<br />

advocate and voice for the SA resources industry since 1979.<br />

The highlight event included presentation of the 20<strong>15</strong> Premier’s<br />

Community in Excellence Awards in Mining and Energy and an<br />

acknowledgement of exiting <strong>SACOME</strong> President of 13 years, John<br />

Roberts AM. The anniversary gala coincided with the first day of the<br />

South Australian Resources and Energy Infrastructure Conference and<br />

drew a crowd of 470 guests.<br />

The 20<strong>15</strong> breakfast program featured<br />

updates from: OZ Minerals, Santos,<br />

Monax Mining, Musgrave Minerals,<br />

Minotaur Exploration, Drillsearch<br />

Energy, Havilah Resources, Archer<br />

Exploration and Cooper Energy.<br />

Series 20<strong>15</strong> Lunch events<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s breakfast and lunch events form the core of our corporate<br />

networking suite. Unlike breakfasts, <strong>SACOME</strong> lunches are open to all<br />

and over the financial year averaged 250 attendees at each event.<br />

With ample time for networking over pre-lunch drinks, the popular<br />

and well-established lunch format includes breaks for at table<br />

networking, a keynote presentation from industry or political senior<br />

leaders, a questions from the floor session and often an additional<br />

short presentation or activity around a topic of interest to industry<br />

stakeholders.<br />

Seminars<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s seminars and workshops, usually free member-only<br />

events, are focussed on sharing knowledge on specific topics. Over<br />

the <strong>2014</strong>/<strong>15</strong> year, <strong>SACOME</strong> presented seminars on a variety of topics<br />

including potential opportunities within the nuclear energy industry<br />

and innovation in mining, together with community engagement<br />

workshops - see page 18.<br />

Conferences<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> collaborated to provide two valuable local conferences over<br />

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

and ongoing joint initiatives with other bodies. Both of these events<br />

provide delegates with excellent value, superb catering and a<br />

fantastic program of speakers –all at a fraction of the cost of externally<br />

facilitated conferences.<br />

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

in Whyalla and achieved a record attendance of over 400 delegates<br />

with a program that covered mining, oil & gas, local government and<br />

service sector presentations over a two day event in August.<br />

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

in December at the Adelaide Convention Centre, attracted over<br />

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

presentations and extensive networking opportunities – including the<br />

popular post conference drinks event.<br />

These conferences are highly regarded by industry and government<br />

in South Australia and continue to be well attended by industry and<br />

service providers alike.<br />

A highlight of the 20<strong>15</strong> lunch series was<br />

the May lunch, featuring the Hon Tony<br />

Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia.<br />

Held in collaboration with the Property<br />

Council of Australia, the event attracted<br />

over 1,100 guests.<br />

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promoting our members<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> members value the opportunity to promote their services to the resources industry<br />

stakeholders who engage with our many events and publications.<br />

Magazine<br />

Members continued to write for and advertise in the SA Mines & Energy<br />

Journal, receiving a <strong>15</strong>% discount off advertising. <strong>SACOME</strong>’s new<br />

publication, Resourcing SA (see page 21), will go to an extended 11,000<br />

plus readers but advertising rates (and member discount) will remain<br />

unchanged. The new publication will also include opportunities for<br />

members’ news stories.<br />

New member introductions<br />

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

an announcement of their services and logo recognition. They are also<br />

announced via twitter.<br />

Service Providers Directory<br />

All service members are invited to contribute to the online service<br />

providers’ directory, accessed via the <strong>SACOME</strong> website. This<br />

publication is also printed every 12-18 months, with the next print run<br />

planned for early 2016. The directory is a valuable resource for service<br />

members to promote their capabilities to the minerals and petroleum<br />

community.<br />

Seminars<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong>’s free seminars provide a valuable opportunity for members<br />

to showcase their expertise while providing valuable information to<br />

our industry members and other services.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> gratefully acknowledges our 20<strong>15</strong> sponsors:<br />

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

members who have sponsored<br />

our events over the <strong>2014</strong>/<strong>15</strong><br />

financial year:<br />

Defence Reserves Support<br />

Max Cranes<br />

Ashurst<br />

Coughlan Drilling<br />

Aquamate<br />

Logicamms<br />

RJE (Robin Johnson Engineering)<br />

Fyfe<br />

Statewide Super<br />

Intract Indigenous Contractors<br />

Sponsorship<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> members continued to take up sponsorship opportunities<br />

with <strong>SACOME</strong>, with 20<strong>15</strong> seeing an additional Diamond sponsor come<br />

on board. Opportunities were increased through the introduction of<br />

exclusive sponsorships such as Barista sponsor at events, and other<br />

additional sponsorship products.<br />

With a solid reputation for promoting and connecting the resources<br />

industry, <strong>SACOME</strong> provides companies with targeted industry<br />

exposure.<br />

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our resources community<br />

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

educational institutions and the broader community. Over the <strong>2014</strong>-<strong>15</strong> financial year our<br />

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

We exist to serve our members, both industry and service providers,<br />

and our members fund our activities. Through their engagement<br />

and support we are able to assist the resources industry grow,<br />

prosper and strengthen the South Australian economy.<br />

As at 30 June 20<strong>15</strong>, <strong>SACOME</strong> had 270 financial members,<br />

comprising 51 industry members and 207 service providers,<br />

with associate members totalling 12. Through careful financial<br />

management we elected to keep membership fees unchanged,<br />

even increasing the discount for prompt payment from <strong>15</strong>% to 20%<br />

for the 20<strong>15</strong>/16 financial year, in recognition of the budget pressures<br />

members are under.<br />

<strong>SACOME</strong> Membership Categories<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

our resources community<br />

Buschutz Engineering Pty Ltd<br />

Skills DMC<br />

Calibre Global Pty Ltd<br />

Flinders Operating Services<br />

OAQ 4X4 Hire<br />

Thrifty<br />

CAPS Australia Pty Ltd<br />

Color On Demand<br />

Community Engagement Group Australia<br />

Pty Ltd<br />

Complete Personnel Group<br />

D.J. Coughlan Drilling<br />

DMAW Lawyers<br />

E & A Ltd<br />

EBS Group<br />

Electranet<br />

Emeco International Pty Ltd<br />

Exact Mining Services Pty Ltd<br />

Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd<br />

Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd<br />

Golder Associates Pty Ltd<br />

Government Relations Solutions Pty Ltd<br />

(GR Solutions)<br />

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia<br />

Pty Ltd<br />

Jacobs Group Australia Pty Ltd<br />

Jardine Lloyd Thompson<br />

KSB Australia Pty Ltd<br />

Liebherr Australia Pty Ltd<br />

Maloney Field Services<br />

Max Crane & Equipment Hire<br />

Migration Solutions<br />

Minter Ellison Lawyers<br />

Paydirt Media Pty Ltd<br />

Red Earth Training Solutions<br />

SA Power Networks<br />

SCF Group Pty Ltd<br />

Schlam Engineering<br />

Sharp Airlines<br />

SRA Information Technology<br />

The University of Adelaide - School of Civil,<br />

Environmental & Mining Engineering<br />

The University of South Australia<br />

Thiess Pty Ltd<br />

Toll Mining Services<br />

Tonkin Consulting<br />

UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia<br />

Watsons Lawyers<br />

Yaran Business Services<br />

Members for less than 5 years<br />

Adventure 4WD<br />

Aldam Geoscience<br />

Alliance Airlines<br />

Andrew Minns Consulting<br />

ANZ<br />

Aquamate<br />

ASC Training & Development Pty Ltd<br />

ATSys Pty Ltd<br />

Aurecon<br />

Auspace Pty Ltd<br />

Australian Cultural Heritage Management<br />

Pty Ltd<br />

Australian Mines & Metal Association<br />

Australian Welding Solutions Pty Ltd<br />

Austwide Mining Title Management Pty Ltd<br />

Babcock Pty Ltd<br />

Barker Wentworth<br />

BGC Contracting<br />

Big Sky Building Society<br />

Bonacci Group Pty Ltd<br />

Bowmans Intermodal<br />

Caledonia Scaffolding Services<br />

Career Employment Group Training<br />

Partnerships<br />

Carey Mining SA Pty Ltd<br />

Carey Training Pty Ltd<br />

Challenger Geological Services Pty Ltd<br />

Champion International Trade Pty Ltd<br />

Chandler MacLeod<br />

Chubb Fire & Security<br />

CIGWELD P/L - Victor Technologies<br />

Cor Cooling<br />

Corporate Air<br />

Corporate Conversation<br />

Corporate Protection Australia Group<br />

Crane Services Pty Ltd<br />

CRC Care Pty Ltd<br />

Datanet Asia Pacific Pty Ltd<br />

Deep Exploration Technologies CRC<br />

Dialight ILS Australia<br />

Downer EDI Mining<br />

Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd<br />

Dynapumps<br />

DynCorp (Aust.) Pty Ltd<br />

Easternwell Minerals<br />

Eco Building Supplies Pty Ltd<br />

Ecology and Heritage Partners<br />

EMAC Systems<br />

Energy Power Systems Australia-Cat Rental<br />

Power<br />

EQAS Business Development<br />

ExoDrill Pty Ltd<br />

EY<br />

Farley Riggs Pty Ltd<br />

Fire Safe Services Pty Ltd<br />

Fluid Dynamics Pty Ltd<br />

Fluid Transfer Management<br />

FMG Engineering<br />

Fugro Spatial Systems<br />

Fyfe Pty Ltd<br />

GLH Contracting<br />

Go Green Consulting<br />

Greencap<br />

Harris Byrne Advisors<br />

Harsco Metals and Minerals<br />

Honeywell Process Solutions<br />

Inforrm Pty Ltd<br />

Intract Indigenous Contractors<br />

ISS International Pty Ltd<br />

JBS & G<br />

Kadego Pty Ltd<br />

Kerry Logistics<br />

LBW Environmental Projects<br />

Leadership Management Australia - Bettcher<br />

Leske Transport Pty Ltd<br />

LHD Group Australia Pty Ltd<br />

Logic Films Pty Ltd<br />

LogiCamms<br />

MAV Media Pty Ltd<br />

McMahon Services<br />

Mine & Quarry Service Co Pty Ltd<br />

Mine Bus Services<br />

Monopoly Property Group<br />

Morton Philips<br />

Nature Foundation SA Inc<br />

Navitas Careers & Internships - Adelaide<br />

Nile Exploration Pty Ltd<br />

NovaFast<br />

Opteon (South Australia) Pty Ltd<br />

OSD<br />

Pason Systems<br />

Pentagon Freight Services Pty Ltd<br />

Petro-King<br />

Phoenix Logging Services<br />

Position Partners<br />

Power & Generation<br />

Power Water Air Pty Ltd<br />

Qube Ports<br />

R.A English & Co.<br />

Red Dirt Personnel Group<br />

Red Mulga<br />

Renfrey Plant Hire Services<br />

Resources & Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA)<br />

Resources Camp Hire<br />

Robin Johnson Engineering Pty Ltd<br />

Rockwell Automation Pty Ltd<br />

Rossair Charter<br />

RPS Aquaterra<br />

Rural Solutions SA<br />

Sargent Rental and Maintenance<br />

Sigma Cranes Ptd Ltd<br />

Sims Metal Management SA<br />

Sitemed<br />

SME Gateway<br />

South Australian Museum<br />

Southcott Pty Ltd<br />

SpeedCast<br />

Statewide Financial Management Services Ltd<br />

Street Fleet Pty Ltd<br />

Swagelok<br />

Terra Consulting Pty Ltd<br />

TRILITY Pty Ltd<br />

Turbo Track<br />

Turner & Townsend Pty Ltd<br />

UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd<br />

Value Adviser Associates<br />

Vative<br />

Vipac Engineers & Scientists Pty Ltd<br />

Viva Energy Australia<br />

Wallis Heritage Consulting<br />

Watpac Civil and Mining Pty Ltd<br />

Wattyl Industrial Coatings<br />

Wealth on Track<br />

Whittens Pty Ltd<br />

Willis Australia Ltd<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 />

Andrew Andrjewkskis<br />

Colin Lake<br />

Dave Thomas<br />

Egon Pederson<br />

Hon 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>15</strong> 35

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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