Facilitating complex resource sector projects to maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits to the state
The Resources Infrastructure and Investment Task Force was formerly known as the Olympic Dam Task Force.
The change of name reflects its expanded role to secure investment in state-significant projects involving mining and processing as well as delivering innovative solutions to major project challenges such as the Port Pirie Transformation Task Force and the Steel Task Force.
New transport, electricity and water corridors are needed so mining projects, particularly iron ore projects, can operate cost-effectively, and can connect the with resource-hungry overseas markets. The Task Force works with the mining industry, infrastructure providers and across government (federal, state and local) to identify and plan for rail, ports, roads, power and water infrastructure investment, including necessary to support resource projects and their contribution to economic growth, realising the potential of South Australia's mining sector.
It engages with the resources sector and across government to assess the infrastructure proposals and priorities outlined in the Regional Mining Infrastructure Plan (RMIP).