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19 March 2021
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In late 2020, we sought feedback on the Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases - Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020 and associated mandatory requirements. The submissions and a summary of our responses to the issues raised in submissions have been published on our website.

View the submissions and our responses

Guidelines available for public comment

We have developed six guidelines to support the new rehabilitation standard conditions and associated requirements. The guidelines are intended to help the leaseholder comply with the conditions and mandatory requirements and do not contain any additional mandatory requirements.

You are invited to provide feedback on the six guidelines.

An online public consultation forum is scheduled on 21 April 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, to provide information and answer questions about the proposed changes. Interested? Register to join the forum via our consultation page.

Alternatively you can provide a written submission or complete the online form via the website. Submissions close 30 April 2021.
View the consultation page and have your say

Exploration and mining rehabilitation report now available

The bi-annual exploration and mining rehabilitation report for July to December 2020 has been released to provide information about our regulatory activities under the Mining Act.

During the reporting period our compliance priorities included subsidence management, progressive rehabilitation and materials and soil management.

Read the report

Regulator Portal updates

Following the introduction of the Mining Act activities to the Regulator Portal, we have developed new styling and layout features for the portal. 

Notable changes include a new portal landing page and activities separated based on business needs.

View the new landing page design

Latest compliance audit reports

We routinely undertake compliance audits of mining operations and exploration activities to assess whether title holders are meeting their compliance requirements and to identify opportunities for improvement.
Our most recent compliance audit reports can be viewed below:
View all our audit reports

Compliance priorities

We have published the January - June 2021 compliance priorities which sets out our key compliance priorities for the first six months of 2021.
View our compliance priorities

Opal mining compliance priorities released

The Opal Mining Compliance Priorities sets out our key compliance priorities for opal mining for 2021. The report also outlines our focus on reforms and improvement measures within the Lightning Ridge Mineral Claims District over the period including guidance material, training and the regulatory policy framework.
View our opal mining compliance priorities

New dedicated website section for opal mining

A key component of our compliance priorities is to deliver a diverse range of reforms and improvement measures to strengthen the regulation of opal mining. Opal miners can now access all information relating to opal mining and prospecting from a new dedicated section on our website. This improvement aims to ensure ease of access to opal mining guidance materials and resources.
Visit the new Opal Mining webpage

In case you missed it

The following are recent publications and updates available on our website:


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