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:
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.
PACE report 2004–2009
This 2009 report summarises progress towards the key outcomes.
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General Manager PACE 2020