Planning protection for rural South Australia’s strategic resource areas

South Australia’s strategic extractive, construction and quarrying resources are vital for building the state’s roads, homes, towns and cities. The 2020 Planning and Design Code protects these resources from encroachment by incompatible development - a key deliverable of the Resource Area Management Plan (RAMP).

Quarrying-related planning tools include:

  • Updated Resource Extraction Zone
  • 500m resource extraction protection area overlay for strategic resource areas in rural South Australia.

When a development has the potential to negatively affect extraction operations, the relevant authority must request assessment and direction from the Minister responsible for administering the Mining Act.

The Department for Energy and Mining is currently working with the Attorney General’s Department to apply protections to strategic resource areas in urban areas.

Read more about RAMP (Resource Management and Planning) 

Read more about strategic resource areas.

For more information

Resource Information Centre
Customer Services
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000

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