Proposed amendments to mining legislation

On 27 August 2013, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, formerly the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) released, for public comment, a Consultation Paper proposing a number of amendments to environmental requirements under the Mining Act 1978, Mining Regulations 1981, Mining Rehabilitation Fund Act 2012 and the Mining Rehabilitation Fund Regulations 2013.

These changes were intended to facilitate greater transparency, streamline the approvals processes and strengthen compliance with the legislation.

The consultation period extended for 4 weeks and concluded on 27 September 2013. View the response to submissions on the DMP consultation paper 'Proposed amendments to the mining legislation'.

Public submission for the proposed environmental amendments to mining legislation

DoW – Response to proposed Amendments to Mining Legislation - 22 Kb

Submission No 006 Oragnisation/individual: Department of Water

CCAA Submission Mining Legislation Amendments WA - 247 Kb

Submission No: 001 Organisation/individual: Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia

Holcim Submission - DMP Regulatory Reforms - Mining Act - 854 Kb

Submission No: 002 Organisation/individual: Holcim Australia

DPaW Submission - 512 Kb

Submission No: 003 Organisation/individual: Department of Parks and Wildlife

AMEC Submission - 5385 Kb

Submission No: 004 Organisation/individual: Australian Mining and Exploration Companies Inc.

CCWA response to legislative amendments 2013 - 47 Kb

Submission No: 005 Organisation/individual: Conservation Council WA Inc.

Rio Tinto Iron Ore (WA) Response to Proposed Amendments - 526 Kb

Submission No: 007 Organisation/individual: Rio Tinto Iron Ore

Chamber of Mines and Energy - 2499 Kb

Submission No: 008 Organisation/individual: Chamber of Minerals and Energy

AMPLA Comments - Proposed Amendments to the Mining Legislation - 37 Kb

Submission No: 009 Organisation/individual: The Australian Mining Petroleum Law Association

A summary of public submissions and the Department's responses are published.