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27 October 2020
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Public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Mining Regulation 2016 to improve mine rehabilitation outcomes is currently underway.

A key part of the operational rehabilitation reforms is the review of mining lease conditions relating to rehabilitation. In order to improve clarity and enforceability of rehabilitation outcomes, we are proposing an amendment to the regulation under the Mining Act 1992 to impose rehabilitation mining lease conditions through regulation.

We are currently seeking feedback on the draft Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases - Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020 and mandatory requirements set out in the Form and Way documents.

In collaboration with Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, we recently held two online public forums to provide an overview of the proposed reforms and to give stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions. A recording is available here.

Questions from both online public forums have been collated and published on the consultation webpage here.

Have your say

We value your feedback which helps guide and develop our regulatory approach to deliver improved outcomes to the NSW community. You can provide feedback by submitting a written submission to or by completing the online form.

All feedback will be considered to finalise the Amendment Regulation and mandatory requirements.

Submissions close on 6 November 2020.
Visit the consultation page and have your say
New online forms available
The following forms are now available to authenticated users via the Portal.
  • Statement of compliance, environmental performance and financial history
  • Application to undertake assessable prospecting operations – replacing the ESF4 Application to conduct exploration activities for assessable prospecting operations.
If you need assistance in accessing the Portal contact us on 1300 814 609 (option 2, then 5) or
We will be hosting a number of webinars in the near future to inform users about the features and benefits of the new forms. More information about these webinars will be provided in our November newsletter.
Visit the Portal
Further information:
Resources Regulator  |  1300 814 609  |


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