Outback miner OZ Minerals hosted a community information session for about 30 people at the Northern Festival Centre on Wednesday.
Updates and procurement and job information were provided for Carrapateena mine, a planned concentrate treatment plant at Port Augusta and new transmission line projects.
The audience included representatives of Port Pirie TAFE and a proposed new university campus at Port Pirie.
Also attending were staff from Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf and Port Pirie Regional Council.
Clint Hanslow, a boilermaker who works at Gadaleta Steel Fabrications, was at the forum to find out about the possibility of working at Carrapateena.
The company consulted with the community on its project to build the transmission line and the Northern Wellfield activities which support Carrapateena.
“These sessions are important for OZ Minerals as it allows us the opportunity to speak with the community and get to understand what is important to them as we work through projects in different stages of development in the region,” said Andrew Cole, the company’s chief executive officer.
“We are committed to ensuring the views of the local community are considered as we progress our projects such as Carrapateena and the building of the transmission line.”
Preliminary work already has begun on the line which will run from Port Augusta to Olympic Dam. It is expected to be operational by mid-2020.
More of the community information sessions were scheduled for Port Augusta, Whyalla, Andamooka, Roxby Downs and Woomera.