The South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy (SACOME) has prepared the SACOME Land Access Guide 2020 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 this guide, 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 this guide 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 Guide 2020 – Petroleum Exploration provides 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.

SACOME Land Access Guide 2020 - Petroleum Exploration