Mining and Resources

The mining industry is a key growth area in the economy raising commercial and economic issues that require specialist advice. Synergies has assisted mining and resource companies ensure access to essential infrastructure, negotiate agreements and estimate the economic and social benefits of projects to help them realise opportunities and maximise value. We also conduct financial and cost of capital analysis, supply chain analysis and provide regulatory and strategic advice to assist clients with key commercial and economic decisions. Please see below for examples of our work for Cape Alumina, Queensland Resources Council and Xstrata Copper.

Cape Alumina

Prepared a submission to demonstrate that a competitive process should be used to award the rights to develop bauxite resources.

Queensland Resources Council

Conducted an analysis of the costs and benefits of the introduction of a flow through share/exploration tax credit scheme for Australian junior exploration companies.

Xstrata Copper

Developed an input cost index to represent market price movements over time to enable comparisons between the input prices paid by Xstrata and prices paid by other businesses.