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.
Attachments & Resources
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Key dates and other information
||www.planning.nsw.gov.au/proposals and the department's Information Centre - 23-33 Bridge Street Sydney 2000
||State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
|Exhibiting agency or agencies
||NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure
|Local Government Area