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Operational Rehabilitation Reforms

The Resources Regulator in NSW is seeking feedback on the guidelines which support the Operational Rehabilitation Reforms.
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NSW Department of Primary Industries

What’s this about?

The mining lease conditions relating to rehabilitation have been reviewed to improve clarity and enforceability of rehabilitation outcomes. This Amendment Regulation will prescribe mining lease conditions relating to rehabilitation through amending the regulation under the Mining Act 1992.

The new mining lease conditions will support best practice mine site rehabilitation and ensure NSW has a sustainable minerals industry.

The new conditions will require lease holders to develop, implement and achieve rehabilitation outcomes and implement a forward program to ensure progressive rehabilitation across mines in NSW.

In late 2020, feedback was sought on the Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases  Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020 and associated mandatory requirements. The submissions received and a summary of the response can be viewed on the consultation webpage.

Have your say

Six guidelines have been developed to support the new rehabilitation standard conditions and associated requirements.

These guidelines are intended to help the leaseholder comply with the conditions and mandatory requirements. They do not contain any additional mandatory requirements.

Have your say online by Friday 30 April 2021.

Online consultation

19 March 2021 to 30 April 2021

Consultation website

Consultation period

From:19 March 2021
To:30 April 2021

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More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 1300 814 609
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