Economic Commitment

Cu-River is committed to ensuring the benefits created by our business are shared across the economy.   We are dedicated to becoming a long-term, sustainable business, providing stable employment to the Region and contributing taxes and royalties to both State and Federal Governments.

We are proud to have invested $20 million in the resumption of operations at Cairn Hill and propose to invest an estimated $260 million in the Cairn Hill redevelopment alone.

Following the expansion of Cairn Hill we will become a major South Australian employer, with approximately 300 people on staff.

Once our Snaefell operation is underway employment will grow to more than 1000.

This will significantly contribute to the prosperity of our State. and have a direct benefit to the local Coober Pedy community as we remain committed to employing locals first and using local contractors wherever possible.