Redevelopment is transforming Port Pirie, providing certainty and confidence to the community and the wider region.

The application of the new state-of-the-art proven technology will deliver a range of environmental benefits.

The redeveloped site will deliver step change reductions to lead in air and sulphur dioxide emissions leading to significant improvements in community health.

Recognising Nyrstar’s responsibility to the community, Nyrstar provides direct and indirect support through a wide range of programs and initiatives.

The primary focus is to provide support and manage initiatives that make a direct impact on reducing blood lead levels in the community.

Specifically to date these include sponsorships for breakfast programs within schools and child care centres, assistance to community support agencies such as Uniting Care Wesley, donations to local organisations, community events, and educational health promotions targeting young children and those disadvantaged in the community.

Redevelopment ensures Nyrstar remains Port Pirie's major employer, the most significant private sector contributor to the community and the region and a substantial contributor to the state's economic output.

In parallel with the redevelopment project the Targeted Lead Abatement Program (TLAP) has been implemented.

  • TLAP has been developed to assess current and potential future community lead exposure reduction strategies and assess which are likely to have the greatest impact on reducing children's blood lead levels.

  • Nyrstar has committed up to AUD 3 million per annum for up to 10 years and a further
    AUD 5 million to accelerate the objectives of TLAP. The AUD 3 million is representative of Nyrstar previous financial commitments.

  • The SA Government will commit approximately AUD 1.5 million per annum for up to 10 years.

  • A joint Nyrstar and SA Government Committee has been formed to facilitate the implementation of TLAP.

Redevelopment delivers continued support for community programs.