Discussion Paper on the Mining Act 1971 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 on the Mining Act 1971 and Regulations (PDF 9.2 MB) has now been released for public consultation. This is the second in a series of three discussion papers to be released as part of the Leading Practice Mining Acts Review. The Mining Act 1971 is the central piece of legislation that regulates exploration, mining and quarrying in South Australia. The Act has not been holistically reviewed since 1971. Since that time, rapid technological advances have meant that the industry practices have become far more modern, safe, sustainable and efficient – and community expectations around mining and quarrying (such as expectations around open community engagement) have vastly changed. The attached Discussion Paper initiates a discussion about the objectives and processes of the Mining Act and Regulations so that we can identify ways of updating and improving regulatory processes, without compromising on their effectiveness and efficiency. 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