Rehabilitation security deposits

The NSW Resources Regulator is responsible for ensuring that the people of NSW do not incur a financial liability as a result of coal and mineral exploration and mining operations, or petroleum exploration and production activities.

All title holders engaged in coal, mineral and petroleum exploration as well as mining and petroleum production activities are required to lodge a security deposit. The security deposit must cover the government’s full costs in undertaking rehabilitation in the event of default by the title holder.

We require title holders to undertake progressive rehabilitation over the life of the exploration, mining or production operations. Progressive rehabilitation will be supported by the partial release of the security deposit when successful rehabilitation has been demonstrated.

For further information go to: Policy: ESP1 Rehabilitation security deposits PDF, 189.84 KB