Have your say on tenure conditions and Blue Ribbon

Review of standard tenure-related conditions and guidelines released following Supreme Court decision
Date: Monday, 20 November 2023

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking public comment on its proposed Review of Standard Conditions for Mining Tenements, as well as two guidance statements prepared following the Supreme Court decision Blue Ribbon Mines Pty Ltd v Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd [2022] WASC 362.

These are Guidance Statement – Use of ‘No Mining’ conditions under the Mining Act 1978 and Guidance Statement – Excision of areas of land upon the grant of an application for Exploration Licence.

A number of standard conditions are applied to a mining tenement granted under the Mining Act 1978. This ensures tenement holders are aware of their responsibilities and obligations, and there is a consistent approach to regulating the activities occurring on mining tenements. The review ensures these tenure-related conditions remain robust, effective and enforceable. It also seeks to remove duplicate, redundant and one-off or specific conditions that no longer serve a purpose, as well as conditions which replicate protections afforded by legislation.

An in-person information session will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 6 December 2023, at 1 Adelaide Terrace in East Perth.

An online information session will be held on Microsoft Teams at 10.00am on Thursday 7 December 2023.

Please advise if you will attend the in-person or online session by emailing RTD.Consultation@dmirs.wa.gov.au

More information on the consultation materials can be found at the open consultation page. Feedback submissions close 5.00pm Friday 9 February 2024.