This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 3 August to 11 September 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.
How did we get here?
In 2016, the Department for Energy and Mining led a major review of South Australia's mining laws and is now developing the Mining Regulations that sit under the revised Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Act 2019 (Mining Act).
Multiple meetings and engagements were held with stakeholders in a variety of forums across the state to help finalise the Mining Act.
You can read more about the review process in the Department for Energy and Mining website.
Engaging with interested stakeholders at this stage is necessary to ensure that the draft regulations identify and carefully consider issues resulting from changes to the Act from a variety of views and opinions.
Draft regulations will be completed by early 2021. In order to simplify the feedback process within this time frame, requests for comments on the draft regulations will be undertaken at different stages on different topics.
In response to guidelines to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, engagement and consultation will focus on digital delivery, using tools such as videos, webinars and online meetings. These online channels will enable DEM to obtain input via submissions on the draft regulations while maintaining health protocols currently in force.