As of 3 March 2020 all Mine Closure Plans (MCPs) must be submitted either in accordance with Part 1 (risk and outcome based) or Part 2 (small mining operations) of the Statutory Guidelines. The 2020 Statutory Guidelines supersede the Guidelines for Mine Closure Plans (2015). For further information please see the information sheet.
Approved MCPs will be made available to the public via the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) website. If an MCP includes confidential information eg. commercially sensitive or intellectual property, this information should be removed from the main MCP document and submitted in a separate document that is clearly marked confidential. DMIRS will assess your MCP based on information within both documents, but will not make any confidential information publicly available provided it is clearly identified.
Approved MCPs must be reviewed after three years or at a time specified by DMIRS. The updated MCP including any changes must then be submitted again to DMIRS for approval. The due date of the revised MCP is specified as a tenement condition.
MCPs can be lodged electronically with a mining proposal, in hard copy at DMIRS offices or online via DMIRS submissions. Read our guide on how to submit via DMIRS Submissions.
Submit Mine Closure Plan online