“SACOME member companies require infrastructure development to grow and prosper."
Most resources sector activity occurs in regional South Australia, with our regions contributing around $25.4 billion to the State’s economy, or over one quarter of Gross State Product (GSP).
Logistics and utilities infrastructure are vital to the resources sector supply chain and key enablers of productivity. Investment in regional infrastructure is investment in economic growth.
Through extensive scoping work and business case development for various projects by State and Federal Governments, the infrastructure priorities of the South Australian resources sector are well understood. This planning must be translated into activity.
Road, rail and port infrastructure is critical to enabling the efficient transport of goods along supply chains and maximising export opportunities for South Australia. Similarly, transmission infrastructure is necessary for development of major resources projects in the Far North and on the Eyre Peninsula.
Many of the resources sector’s infrastructure needs are shared by other industry sectors. Funding of these major infrastructure projects will yield broad economic benefits for industry and for regional communities.