Overview

We are seeking your feedback to help shape new regulations for Victoria’s quarry industries.

The Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Extractive Industries) Interim Regulations 2010 expire on 27 January 2020 and need to be remade. The proposed Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Extractive Industries) Regulations 2019 include improvements to work plans, rehabilitation and rehabilitation plans, reporting requirements and infringements.

A Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) outlining the government’s proposal and the impacts on the industry is also provided and open for comment. Public and industry input is an important part of the process and will lead to a more robust and high-quality legislative framework.

Have your say before 5pm on 21 October 2019.

Survey now closed.

Public Submissions

DJPR received 13 submissions on the RIS and proposed Regulations. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Survey

1. Do you believe the proposed Extractives Industries Regulations will be effective?
2. Are you supportive of the proposed change to risk based work plans that includes outcome-based requirements?
4. Are you supportive of the proposed changes to require additional reporting of geological data?
6. Are you supportive of the proposed changes to Rehabilitation requirements compared to the current Regulations?
8. Should authority holders be required to report on progress with rehabilitation in their annual reports?

The Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 requires rehabilitation to be carried out before an extractive industry work authority expires, as far as practicable.

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Privacy Statement

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you, in accordance with Victorian privacy laws.

DJPR values your personal information and protects your privacy in compliance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (The Act).

DJPR is collecting the personal information in your submission to administer the public consultation on the proposed Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Extractive Industries) Regulations 2019 (proposed Regulations) and associated regulatory impact statement.

The information provided in your submission will be collected by DJPR and provided for the Minister for Resources to consider in before making the proposed Regulations.

DJPR may do the following with your submission, after removing your name, if you have requested anonymity, and, in all cases, removing your other personal information*:

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If you are making comment as an organisation, your comments may be published, including the name of your organisation.

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Freedom of Information Officer

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

GPO Box 2392

Melbourne, VIC, 3001, AUS

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Email: foi@ecodev.vic.gov.au

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