Made/Finalised

Department of Planning & Environment

State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) Amendment (Resource Significance) 2013

The NSW Government has amended the Mining SEPP to:
• Ensure the significance of the resources (major or minor) must be considered in the decision-making process as an important, but not the only, factor;
• Stipulate the key environmental, ecological and amenity criteria to protect water resources, habitat and amenity;
• Require that the economic and environmental issues mentioned above are properly balanced; and
• Elevate the importance of the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) in the assessment process, by ensuring a consent authority must consider OEH’s advice on biodiversity mitigation and offset measures.

The amendments aim to increase confidence for investors and the community about how decisions are made on mining proposals.

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Submissions
Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 29/07/2013
Exhibition Concludes 12/08/2013
Exhibition Location www.planning.nsw.gov.au/proposals and the department's Information Centre - 23-33 Bridge Street Sydney 2000
Relevant Legislation State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
Exhibiting agency or agencies NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure
Type Policies
Local Government Area Statewide