What we do
The Landowner Information Service is a free, factual and impartial information service for landowners, farmers and community members who have queries on resources exploration, mining and quarrying.
The focus of the Landowner Information Service is to:
- Provide easy-to-understand information to any individual or business affected by resources exploration and mining activities.
- Explain your options, rights and responsibilities.
- Empower you to make informed decisions.
The service is designed to provide information to help landowners make informed decisions. It takes technical information about the often complex technical and legal processes involved and makes it easy to understand for landowners who are new to the process.
The service does not have the authority to provide legal, commercial, compensatory or financial advice and is not an advocacy service. It is all about helping people navigate the often complex technical and legal processes involved in exploration and mining on privately-held land.
Accessing the service
The RBS Landowner Information Service Officers Brett Klau and Sue-Ellen Cordon will be working across SA to deliver the service, either face to face, on the landowner’s property, at one of RBS’ regional offices or at a mutually agreed convenient location.
Support for the service
“PIRSA supports the introduction of the RBS Landowner Information Service as the first place for farmers to go when seeking relevant information on their options, rights and obligations under the Mining Act.”
Michelle Edge, former CEO, Primary Industries and Regions SA
“SACOME welcomes the establishment of the Landowner Information Service. SACOME member companies understand the importance of early and respectful engagement with landowners, recognising that land access is best achieved through informed negotiation. All efforts to improve understanding of our sector’s operation and provide resources operators with greater awareness of landowner concerns are actively supported.”
Rebecca Knol, CEO, SA Chamber of Mines and Energy
“PPSA and its member organisations often speak to landowners and community members anxious for information to help them understand the mineral exploration and mining process and how to liaise with companies seeking land access. A regional-focussed landowner information service has been long-sought by primary producers as a way for them to access a free and impartial service to help them make informed decisions.”
Rob Kerin, former Chair, Primary Producers SA
“CCAA encourages community consultation and consistently working towards good relationships between quarrying companies and the local community. This impartial service serves to provide information which will assist with these relationships.”
Jason Kuchel, State Director – NSW & SA, Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia