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RESA May eNews

Welcome to the May RESA eNews.

The release of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission’s final report provides an opportunity to think about what the further development of a nuclear industry could mean for jobs, the workforce and the community in South Australia.

RESA CEO Phil de Courcey shares his thoughts on what a nuclear industry could mean for South Australia in this month's blog post, we encourage you to have a read.

Phil explores the idea of preparing for an industry that could develop in 5, 10, 20 years from now. Have you considered what a nuclear industry could mean for you, your children and your business? What questions come to mind?


RESA Productivity Breakfast Series

The Royal Commissioner discussing options for SA’s future

  • 31 May - 6:45 for 7:15 start
  • Adelaide Convention Centre

Join RESA and Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd), Royal Commissioner, at RESA’s May breakfast event to hear about the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission's final findings.


Engaging SA's community in the nuclear conversation

The SA state government have launched a new campaign, nuclear? that aims to educate South Australians on the nuclear fuel cycle and consider the opportunities this could create, as well as exploring any concerns.

A citizens’ jury approach will be used as part of the public consultation process, which should enable representative and informed decision making.  The consultations will also include online submissions and events throughout the state, more information at


Port Augusta's coal-fired power station closes

Alinta Energy's Port Augusta coal furnaces went out for the last time on 10 May 2016.

The power station closure has raised discussion on SA's power supply and the potential in renewables and energy storage. View article


Carrapateena underground decline project to start

A tender process at OZ Minerals is currently underway with the decline contract expected to awarded in June 2016. Construction would begin soon after. If the project goes to schedule Oz Minerals expect the first operating cash flow in 2019.  Whyalla could also benefit from the project with a proposal for the Concentrate Treatment Plant to be located there.

View ASX Release


BP's Bight Exploration Environmental Plan not yet accepted

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has given BP further feedback on their Environment Plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight. BP has been provided with a second opportunity to modify and resubmit its Environmental Plan - BP still expect commence exploration drilling in late 2016.

View Press Release


Magnetite Strategy aiming to secure $10 billion in investment

A Magnetite Strategy workshop was held on May 12, hosted by the Department of State Development. Resource industry leaders worked to identify initiatives aimed at securing $10 billion worth of investment in iron ore mining projects; representing a major step toward reaching the target of 50 million tonnes of iron ore exports a year by 2030.

View news release


BHP Billiton: Austmine PwC CEO Leadership Event with Kristy Heal, Head of Finance, Olympic Dam

  • 24 June 2016 - 7:30am
  • PwC, Level 11, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide

The Austmine CEO Leadership Series is an Austmine member-only, invite-only series limited to 30 CEO /  Managing Director / General Manager level executives.

Event information here


Events Calendar

Unearthed Hackathon Adelaide, 27-29 May, St Paul's Creative Centre

The AusIMM International Uranium Conference, 7-8 June, Adelaide Convention Centre 

Australian Earth Sciences Convention, 26-30 June, Adelaide Convention Centre