Following recent court decisions regarding the administration of the Mining Act 1978 and Mining Regulations 1981, the Resource Tenure Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has published a series of position papers.
The documents set out DMIRS’ policy in relation to various tenement administration matters.
An initial series of eight papers have been published, with the department planning to release more in the coming months.
The position papers should assist people applying for mining tenements and those maintaining existing granted titles.
Note: Mining tenement position papers 9, 10 and 13 are currently under review.