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Explorers hope for relief in Woomera's tricky balancing act

Sharing access to land is one of the great challenges for mining companies worldwide, but few places in the world present a trickier balancing act than an outback area of South Australia that is almost the size of England.

Explorers hope for relief in Woomera's tricky balancing act Explorers hope for relief in Woomera's tricky balancing act Explorers hope for relief in Woomera's tricky balancing act Explorers hope for relief in Woomera's tricky balancing act Explorers hope for relief in Woomera's tricky balancing act

The 122,000-square kilometre expanse is known as the Woomera Prohibited Area -the largest land-based, military test range in the western world and the only fully instrumented range capable of testing the next generation of missile systems.

The WPA, which begins about 450 kilometres north of the South Australian capital of Adelaide and stretches deep into the state's north-west, is undoubtedly a major national security asset for Aust...