Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases – Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020

We are seeking feedback on the Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases - Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020 and associated mandatory requirements.

What’s this about?

The mining lease conditions relating to rehabilitation have been reviewed to improve clarity and enforceability of rehabilitation outcomes. This Amendment Regulation will prescribe mining lease conditions relating to rehabilitation through amending the Regulation under the Mining Act 1992. The new mining lease conditions will support best practice mine site rehabilitation and ensure NSW has a sustainable minerals industry.

The new conditions will require lease holders to develop a rehabilitation management plan to identify and achieve rehabilitation outcomes and a forward program to demonstrate the approach to progressive rehabilitation.

The documents now available for comment are the Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases - Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020 and the ‘form and way’ documents which set out the mandatory requirements approved by the Secretary for meeting obligations under the new conditions.

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How to have your say

There are three ways you can provide feedback.

    There were two public consultation forums held during the consultation period. A recording of the 15 October session can be viewed here and questions raised at the forums can be found here.
    • Thursday 15 October 2020, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Tuesday 20 October 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Submissions close: 6 November 2020

Further information

For further information, please contact us on 1300 814 609 or email rr.feedback@planning.nsw.gov.au