Mining Lease Notification and Objection Initiative

  • RIS Overview

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) has reviewed the framework governing applications for mining leases and the grounds for objecting to an application.

As a result of this review, DNRM has developed the mining lease notification and objection initiative which seeks to improve the framework by:

  • streamlining and removing duplicated notification requirements
  • ensuring objection rights are relative to the risk, scale and impact of the mining operation
  • ensuring the Land Court's considerations are for relevant matters
  • reducing red tape and assessment times for the granting of a mining lease.

Following consultation on the proposals through a discussion paper and associated regulatory assessment, DNRM prepared a Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) which considers and responds to the issues raised in submissions. 

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