Infrastructure boost urged to cash in on mining boomadmin
The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy says SA needs to invest more in power, water, roads, rail and ports to take advantage of the mining boom.
A summit in Adelaide today will bring together delegates from the mining industry, Government and education and training to put together an infrastructure blueprint for the state.
The chamber’s executive director, Phil Sutherland, says a report from the summit will be given to federal and state governments.
“We think that it would be a great pity if we couldn’t take full advantage of some of the discoveries that have been made if projects that were otherwise very, very feasible never came to fruition because of the absence of the necessary infrastructure,” he said.