Olympic Dam - Resource Development Strategy

The proposal

Expansion of mining and processing activities at Olympic Dam, including extraction of water volumes of up to 42ML/d from the Great Artesian Basin, with new and/or expanded facilities to support this development at Roxby Downs.

The overall development comprises the existing mine site and project area and other land within and in the vicinity of the Olympic Dam Village and Roxby Downs township.

The Minister for Planning and Local Government and the Minister for Energy and Mining have signed joint declarations that capture all elements for the expansion works that will allow for copper production and associated products to up to 300,000 tpa Cu. The relevant major development assessment pathways are defined under the Development Act 1993 and the Olympic Dam and Stuart Shelf Indenture scheduled to the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982.

These declarations outline the project components requiring approval for the Olympic Dam Resource Development Strategy.

Assessment stages and documentation


Governor's Decision

Release of Assessment report by Minister

Release of Response document to public and agency comments

Release of DR/PER/EIS document for public comment

Release of Guidelines with level of assessment determined*

*Level of assessment and reporting requirement to be determined by State Planning Commission and Minister for Energy and Mining

22 May 2020

Guidelines document (PDF, 3482 KB)

Declaration as major development

14 February 2019

Government Gazette dated 14 February 2019
Variation notice in Government Gazette dated 19 September 2019
Government Gazette dated 27 August 2020