Discussion Paper on the Mines and Works Inspections Act 1920 and Regulations
*UPDATE: Grain producers now have until the end March to make submissions to the review of the Mining Act.
The State Government granted the extension due to the late finishing harvest. All other submissions to the review are due Friday 24 February.
Discussion Paper 1 on the Mines and Works Inspections Act 1920 and Regulations (PDF 2MB) has now been released for public consultation. This is the first in a series of three discussion papers to be released as part of the Leading Practice Mining Acts Review. The Mines and Works Inspection Act is now nearly 100 years old and its original intent was around the protection of property and amenity, the prevention of nuisance and the health and safety of mine workers and of the general public who may be affected by mining operations. However, the functions of this Act have now been largely replaced by more modern legislation offering far greater protections. The attached Discussion Paper discusses a number of options for reviewing this legislation. We welcome your views on these options.
Submissions on the paper are open until 24 February 2017. You can lodge your submissions via email DSD.firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting to: Department of State Development, Mineral Resources, GPO Box 320 Adelaide, 5001.
In the interests of transparency, submissions may be published online as part of the Review process. Please advise if you wish for your submission to remain confidential.
- Mines Works Inspection Act Discussion Paper (appendices included) – FULL document (PDF 2 MB)
- Mines Works Inspection Act Discussion Paper (no appendices) (PDF 1 MB)
- Appendix A - Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 (PDF 313 KB)
- Appendix B - Mines and Works Inspection Regulations 2013 (PDF 308 KB)
- Appendix C - Mine Manager Competency Options Paper (PDF 562 KB)