Large resource projects that have a nearby regional community are subject to the 100% fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) prohibition and anti-discrimination provisions of the SSRC Act. The Coordinator-General has listed these projects in the searchable table below.
The anti-discrimination provisions apply to large resource projects from commencement of the Act.
The 100% FIFO prohibition applies to large resource projects six months following publication of their details on the list.
Large resource project
A large resource project means a resource project for which an environmental impact statement is required; or a resource project that holds a site-specific environmental authority under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and has, or is projected to have, 100 or more workers; or a smaller workforce decided by the Coordinator-General, and notified in writing by the Coordinator-General to the owner of the project.
Nearby regional community
A nearby regional community for a large resource project means a town (the name of which is published on the department’s website under section 13) any part of which is within a 125-kilometre radius of the main access to the project, or a greater or lesser radius decided by the Coordinator-General, and notified in writing by the Coordinator-General to the owner of the project; and that has a population of more than 200 people, or smaller population decided by the Coordinator-General and notified in writing by the Coordinator-General to the owner of the project.
A FIFO worker for a large resource project means a worker who travels to the project by aeroplane, or another means, from a place that is not a nearby regional community, for the project, to work on the operational phase of the project.