Today the South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, and his colleagues Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis and MP for Giles, Eddie Hughes, were treated to a tour of the BHP Olympic Dam mine site.
Along with the press detail, they were taken through the mine and shown the work done on the smelter - the main reason for last year's mine shutdown.
"Roxby has a new lease on life," said Premier Weatherill, "This massive upgrade during the shutdown, it's great to see them employing an extra 120 people on top of the 3,200-odd that are already here - It's just been a magnificent effort, and really a very bright future for Roxby Downs."
Looking into the future, Premier Weatherill said the government are "working on upgrading the town," which entails "working together with BHP to make sure we improve child care and early childhood services [in Roxby Downs], and upgrading the school.
"There are really some great prospects ahead of this town. It really is going from strength to strength."
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