On 27 August 2013, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, formerly the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) released, for public comment, a Consultation Paper proposing a number of amendments to environmental requirements under the Mining Act 1978, Mining Regulations 1981, Mining Rehabilitation Fund Act 2012 and the Mining Rehabilitation Fund Regulations 2013.
These changes were intended to facilitate greater transparency, streamline the approvals processes and strengthen compliance with the legislation.
The consultation period extended for 4 weeks and concluded on 27 September 2013. View the response to submissions on the DMP consultation paper 'Proposed amendments to the mining legislation'.
Public submission for the proposed environmental amendments to mining legislation
A summary of public submissions and the Department's responses are published.