HomeMining Industry News Mining approvals plan by Baird government causes unease

Mining approvals plan by Baird government causes unease

Tuesday 10th of January 2017 01:18:05 PM



The Baird government’s plans to overhaul the state’s mining approval process have drawn the wrath of anti-coal groups and wary support from the industry.

The proposed amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act were unveiled by Planning Minister Rob Stokes on Monday, which aim to slash approval times for state significant developments such as mines, while increasing accountability.

One proposal is to axe so-called Part 3A transitional arrangements, introduced by Labor, that the government said had led to a "misuse of modifications" as proponents seek changes to original projects.

Georgina Woods, NSW coordinator for Lock the Gate Alliance, said the overall package was "very disappointing", with the repeal of Part 3A offering "the one good thing in the bill".

Even here, the government plans to give miners two months after the act passes to lodge more modification proposals, she said.



Recent Related News

Y Fronts teaser banner MiningLink prefered resume writers Civil Link Banner
Otraco Tyre Technician
Otraco currently have a vacancy based at our Argyle Diamond site working a 14 day on 7 day off roster

Diesel Fitter
Seeking experienced Diesel Fitters for long-term and permanent rosters.

Heavy Duty Diesel Fitter
Bis Industries is calling for applications from experienced Heavy Duty Diesel Fitters, to join an exciting new project in the Pilbara.

Mobile Plant Operator
Bis Industries is calling for applications from multi-skilled Mobile Plant Operators, to join an exciting new project in the Pilbara.

Mc Driver
Bis Industries is calling for applications from experienced Heavy Vehicle Drivers, to join an exciting new project in the Pilbara.

Glencore Supports Nyrstar Project At Port Pirie
Glencore has announced it has been engaged by Nyrstar to provide, through the Kazzinc operation in Kazakhstan, training and ramp-up support services in connection with Nyrstar’s Transformation ....

Adani Portal Opens For Job Seekers
For those who have been waiting to work for the most talked about mine, Adani has launched its jobs portal for their proposed Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. Job seekers can register for free ....

Second Hand Mining, Civil Equipment Up 41 Per Cent As Industry Recovers
In a sign of the recovery underway in the mining industry, an index of Australia's second-hand mining and civil fleet has found it has increased in value by 41%. Read Full Story Here

BREAKING: Bowen Basin Miners Take Industrial Action
Miners at Oaky North Mine have taken industrial action after the union and Glencore failed to reach agreement on a new deal. Read Full Story Here

Dozens Dead From Iranian Coal Mine Blast
An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran killed at least 35 workers and injured scores more, state media reported. The blast occurred in the Zemestanyurt mine on Wednesday afternoon when ....

iComplii