Consultation open for Mining Amendment Bill 2021

WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft Mining Amendment Bill (No 2) 2021 released today by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS).

The Bill proposes amendments to the Mining Act 1978 which will streamline administrative processes, safeguard the security of titles and licences and generate certainty for the resource sector.

Key components of the bill include modernising of the geodetic datum through the adoption of GDA2020; allowing lease conversion applications to be made without first marking out the land when the land cannot be accessed due to a significant event; and, providing a discretion for the Minister to determine that land is “unavailable for exploration” when granting exploration licences.

Information sessions to provide an overview of the Bill will be held on Wednesday 19 January 2022 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Government agencies only) and Friday 11 February 2022 10.30am – 11.30am (Public) at the DMIRS offices, 1 Adelaide Terrace East Perth.

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