Improved land access has been included on an election wish list published by the South Australian resources sector's peak industry body.
The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, or SACOME, on Tuesday released SACOME Priorities: State Election 2018, outlining its agenda ahead of the March state election.
Among them was a call to ensure land access arrangements are evidence-based and take into account access for the resources sector as well as the rights of landholders.
“SACOME calls for a commitment by all political stakeholders to enable land access opportunities for the resources sector while appropriately balancing native title, compensation, environmental, heritage and other relevant concerns,” the document reads.
The body, through its document, has identified and addressed four key policy areas: economic development, infrastructure, energy and legislation.
It calls for increased PACE Minerals funding, a rejection of all moratoria on resources exploration and continued investment in electricity storage options.
SACOME chief executive Rebecca Knol said the resources sector plays a vital role in South Australia’s economy.
“With a portfolio that represents 34 per cent of the state’s exports, generating $208 million in royalties and employing 26,700 people; prosperity for South Australia and the resource sector are inextricably linked,” she said.
The latest document follows the December release of a general overview of SACOME’s policy priorities and vision for the coming year.