Why a request for information?
The South Australian Government, through the Department of State Development (DSD), established the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Community Engagement Team following the announcement of Alinta Energy’s closure decision in June 2015.
The engagement team undertook a program of community engagement from June to September to support affected workers and communities and to identify options and opportunities for the future of Leigh Creek and the surrounding region.
As a result of this engagement work, see the report reflecting the views of the community (PDF).
This report forms the basis of the State Government’s broader commitment to work closely with the region as mining in Leigh Creek comes to an end and a transition to a post-mining future begins. The future of the township will be determined in close consultation with the Leigh Creek community and regional stakeholders.
This RFI is the first stage of a multi-stage process, which seeks information concerning opportunities to establish new businesses or develop existing businesses in the region.
A response to this RFI will need to describe the nature of the future business activity or use of assets, including to:
- identify viable options for using the land, infrastructure, facilities or other assets
- identify potential areas of investment in new or existing infrastructure, facilities or other assets
- identify parties interested in pursuing the potential opportunities available
- inform the Government as to what may be involved in any potential future activity or use.