Mine Closure Completion Guideline available

WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Following extensive consultation, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released a new Mine Closure Completion Guideline, and the response to submissions to the draft version is also available online.

The Guideline clarifies what evidence tenement holders should provide to show they have met all the agreed closure outcomes and rehabilitation criteria as outlined in their mine closure plan.

A/Executive Director Resource and Environmental Compliance Dan Endacott said a key theme arising from the feedback received was clarifying how the Mine Closure Completion Report fits into the mine closure planning process.

“The Guideline has been updated to include a diagram outlining how this document fits into the life of mine process.”

“DMIRS considers it important that the requirements under the Mining Act are clearly articulated, as this will inform broader work across government on mine closure and relinquishment.”

“DMIRS thanks all stakeholders for their considered input into the process.”

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