Grant of Exploration Licence (EL) or Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL)

(With conditions and security bond)

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Community and landholder consultation commences (ongoing)

(May involve the formation of a Community Consultative Committee)

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Written access arrangements with landowners

(Required prior to any work commencing)

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Exploration, environmental and feasibility investigations begin

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Mineable/probable resource defined, and concept mine/production plans developed

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Presentation of Conceptual Project Development Plan to the Division of Resources & Geoscience (the Division)

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State Significant Development planning processes

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If SSD approval is given by the relevant consent authority

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Minister for Resources grants Mining Lease (ML)/ Petroleum Production Licence (PPL)

(With security bond and conditions)

(A ML/PPL can only be granted when there is a valid development approval)

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Preparation and submission of Mining Operations Plan (MOP)/ Petroleum Operations Plan (POP) to the Division

(Condition of ML/PPL)

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Security bond reassessed based on the MOP/POP

(Additional security lodged if required)

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Approvals and licences obtained from other NSW Government agencies.

(for example, an Environmental Protection Licence from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority)

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Commencement of mining/production operations.

For further information
Assessment Coordination Unit
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4063 6534
assessment.coordination@planning.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
Assessment Coordination Unit, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map