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  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    18 September 2018, 08:41 AM

    Light electric vehicles

    Our Olympic Dam asset in South Australia relies on diesel equipment for development, production, ore handling and mine services. A trial is underway to deploy light electric vehicles (LEVs) powered by lithium ion batteries in Olympic Dam’s underground fleet.

  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    18 September 2018, 08:40 AM

    Getting back on Country: Kokatha Pastoral

    The Kokatha people are the Traditional Owners of a large section of the land in the north of South Australia. This includes the land surrounding BHP’s Olympic Dam asset and three pastoral stations to the south of Olympic Dam: Roxby Downs, Andamooka and Purple Downs. BHP holds leases over these properties, but the stations have not been in operation for many years.

  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    18 September 2018, 08:37 AM

    Time for Wellbeing: Working together to promote community health

    Roxby Downs, a remote South Australian mining town nearly 600 kilometres north of Adelaide, supports BHP’s Olympic Dam operation. Roxby Downs is a modern and dynamic mining town with a strong sense of community. BHP-driven social research, along with the community itself, has identified health and wellbeing as a priority, with the need to address physical health risk factors and to support social wellbeing, especially for residents living remotely from their extended family and support networks.

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:05 AM

    Increasing water pressure in the Great Artesian Basin

    Water use by Olympic Dam in South Australia has the potential to impact the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) springs and neighbouring pastoral properties.

  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    20 September 2017, 09:30 AM

    Implementing a step change for health

    Exposure-reduction projects that include innovation and the use of new technologies are part of our commitment to reducing potential occupational exposures at our assets.

  • Community
    16 August 2017

    Mining Minds – building our community

    Mining Minds is an education initiative in Olympic Dam’s host community of Roxby Downs and surrounding areas.

  • Community
    16 August 2017

    Diesel particulate matter reduction project

    This project will eliminate the need to wear respirators, which are currently required to protect the health of the underground workforce.

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