We provide regulatory frameworks that deliver sustainable development and service standards with technical, safety, social and environmental expectations. This includes:

  • providing proactive, responsive and evidence-based, world leading energy and mining policy
  • providing one-window-to-government co-regulation
  • delivering digital tools and innovation to improve service, responsiveness and productivity
  • supporting and training trades and industry
  • providing a regulatory approach that results in low levels of gas, electrical, plumbing and equipment accidents and failures.

We responsibly regulate, manage and support the development of South Australia's mineral, petroleum and renewable energy assets. This includes providing policy development, advocacy and advice to continually improve productivity, efficiency and environmental responsibility across the resources and energy sectors.

Regulating the mineral resources sector

We manage the state's mineral resources through responsible, sustainable and effective and efficient policy and regulation including a trusted compliance framework for royalty collection.

Our mining compliance and regulation program includes site inspections, statutory compliance reporting by miners, investigation of incidents and complaints, and the issue of formal instructions to support legislative compliance, including the achievement of approved environmental outcomes.

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Regulating the energy resources sector

We responsibly manage the state’s petroleum, geothermal and gas storage assets through world class regulation and compliance monitoring, and collect royalties with trustworthy compliance frameworks.

We continue to improve regulatory outcomes through undertaking fit-for-purpose compliance monitoring and delivering priority regulatory research to drive economically-sustainable energy research projects.

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Office of the Technical Regulator

The Office of the Technical Regulator (OTR) enforces and ensures compliance with the technical and safety regulations of the electricity, gas, plumbing and water industry in South Australia.

We contribute to the review and development of enhanced national safety and technical standards and the implementation of electronic systems to increase the effectiveness of the regulatory scheme to deliver better outcomes for the community of South Australia.

We undertake proactive technical and safety audits of on-site plumbing and water industry entities operating water and sewerage infrastructure.

We also monitor and develop effective regulatory means to enable the smooth introduction of hydrogen and biogas as future fuels, developing new standards and legislation fit for a 21st century energy system, taking into account new and emerging technologies.

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