Consultation open for materials accompanying mining lease submissions

Provide your feedback on guidelines for submitting a mineralisation report and supporting statement
Date: Friday, 10 March 2023

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking feedback on draft guidelines for submitting a mineralisation report and supporting statement when applying for a mining lease.

Under the Mining Act 1978, one route for submitting a mining lease requires the proponent to supply these two documents.

The purpose of the guidelines is to specify the format, content, and standards required in a mineralisation report, and the information required in the separate supporting statement, in order to comply with the Act.

The department has also provided a draft mineralisation report template and supporting statement template to assist stakeholders in preparing these documents.

DMIRS’ Geological Survey and Resource Strategy Division Executive Director Michele Spencer said the guidelines and templates would be a valuable tool to help streamline applications submitted under the mineralisation report route.

“These materials are designed to support the resources sector by providing clear and accurate guidance so mining lease applications can be submitted and assessed as efficiently as possible.”

More information on the draft guidelines and templates can be found on the open consultation page. Feedback submissions close on Tuesday, 18 April 2023.