Olympic Dam Future Is Bleak

Olympic Dam Future Is Bleak

South Australia Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources Dan van Holst Pellekaan

Did Weatherill Know Of Olympic Dam Offshore Move?

Victor P Taffa

Premier Weatherill must explain whether he knew prior to agreeing to a 46 month extension of the Olympic Dam indenture that BHP was planning to move the corporate management of the Olympic Dam expansion away from Adelaide and offshore to Chile.

“Only weeks after the Weatherill Government promised South Australians a good deal, the public is told that BHP is moving responsibility for the management of South Australia’s Olympic Dam mine from Adelaide to Chile.” Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources Dan van Holst Pellekaan said.

“If the Premier knew that BHP was intending to shift this responsibility away from South Australia when the extension was announced why didn’t he inform the public?”

“If Premier Weatherill did not know, then how can he claim to have a good and open working relationship with BHP?” Mr. van Holst Pellekaan asked.