Strategic mineral resource areas

Identifying and recognising the state’s most strategically important mineral resource areas (SRAs) will:

  • help minimise conflicts with incompatible developments
  • preserve appropriate separation distances between quarry operations and residential areas.

The Resource Area Management and Planning (RAMP) report recommended this identification process to improve interaction between the Development Act and the Mining Act.

A SRA is an area with high quality or quantity of construction or mineral resources in the Greater Adelaide region or near a major regional centre that is of key economic value to South Australia. SRA’s also include areas being or likely to be encroached on by urban or incompatible development.

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