Extraordinary release of grandfather reports under the Sunset Clause

Release of reports will begin 15 December
Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) plans to release mineral exploration reports submitted by companies from 1984 to 2001 under Section 115A of the Mining Act 1978.

Release of the information is in accordance with Regulation 96(4) relating to statutory exploration reports which have been held at the department for five years or more.

The release of reports will commence on 15 December 2019 but in accordance with Regulation 96(5), the holder of a mining tenement covered by the report, or any subsequent tenement granted in renewal of or substitution for such mining tenement, may object to the release.

Objections to the immediate release of a report must set out specific reasons why identified reports or parts of reports should not be released, and objections must be received prior to the planned date of release of the report.

Objections to the release of reports should be addressed to the Executive Director, Geological Survey and Resource Strategy Division, and emailed to: sunsetclause@dmirs.wa.gov.au

The list of reports is on the department’s website.

Notification of the release has been advertised and further information may also be obtained by calling (08) 9222 3478 or via email to sunsetclause@dmirs.wa.gov.au