The South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy (SACOME) has prepared the SACOME Land Access Guides 2020 for Mineral and Petroleum Exploration to assist South Australian resources companies undertake land access in a ‘best practice’ manner.
SACOME has drawn on the expertise and experience of its member companies in developing these guides, using the best examples of landholder engagement to set an expected minimum standard. Early engagement, respect and regular communication are consistently put forward by SACOME members as fundamental principles for reaching agreement.
SACOME has also sought input from the agricultural sector in preparing these guides to better understand landholder concerns and expectations around land access. In doing so, we hope to provide our member companies with useful advice on how to establish and maintain constructive relationships with landholders.
The SACOME Land Access Guides 2020 provide checklists as a practical guide for use ‘in field’ to assist explorers work through their responsibilities and obligations to landholders; as well as advice on understanding landowner concerns and questions ahead of time to assist in best practice engagement.
See also SACOME's Opinion Piece on Land Access as part of our 2022 Pre-Election Calls.
Mineral Exploration Land Access Guide 2020
Petroleum Exploration Land Access Guide 2020