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PACE 2004 - 2009


The Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE) was designed to promote South Australia as a premier destination for mineral and energy investment.

PACE has been recognised worldwide as one of the most innovative government mineral resources initiatives that has contributed to the identification of many new mineral deposits in South Australia.

The PACE initiative began in April 2004, with four key outcomes set:

  • Improved land access decision making under a multiple land use framework.
  • South Australia is to be recognised as a world class centre of excellence in the science and practice of exploring under cover.
  • A significant increase is required in private exploration expenditure in the minerals, petroleum and geothermal sectors leading to new discoveries, opportunities for regional development, employment and exports.
  • The emergence of sustainable and vibrant indigenous communities engaged in economic development in and around the mining sector.

The original $22.5 million 5-year initiative aimed to build upon the work of the Resources Industry Task Force and previous government initiatives such as the South Australian Exploration Initiative (SAEI), the Broken Hill Exploration Initiative (BHEI) and the Targeted Exploration initiative, South Australia (TEiSA). In 2007, PACE was extended by two years and $8.4 million bringing total funding to $30.9 million over 7 years (2004–2011).

Winner: Growing Prosperity

PACE received the 2007 Premier's Award for Growing Prosperity in South Australia.
More about PACE's award

PACE report 2004–2009

This 2009 report summarises progress towards the key outcomes.

Some of these files are very large and may take some time to download.

A lower resolution version of the complete report is also available for download:
PACE report 2004-2009 (.PDF 59.7Mb)

For a copy of the report in an alternative format contact Customer Services:
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000
Email: Resources.CustomerServices@sa.gov.au

For any enquiries about the PACE initiative please contact:

General Manager PACE
Mr Miles Davies
Phone: +61 8 8463 3159
Email: Miles.Davies@sa.gov.au

PACE Marketing
Mrs Tania Davies
Phone: +61 8 8463 3012
Email: Tania.Davies@sa.gov.au