Following extensive stakeholder engagement, the consideration of over 130 submissions and the development of 82 recommendations for changes to the mineral resources legislation, regulation, policy and practices, the Statutes Amendment (Leading Practice in Mining) Bill 2017 (the Bill) has now been released to the public.
Given the length and complexity of the Bill, a Guide has also been released, which summarises the proposed amendments to the Mining Act 1971 (SA), Opal Mining Act 1995 (SA), and Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 (SA).
The Guide is an easy to read document that will provide a better understanding of the proposed amendments and aligns with the relevant Parts and sections of the Bill. The Bill is the first of several amendment Bills that will be put to Parliament over the next two years. (For further information on the next stages of reform, please see the attached ‘Fast Facts: The Way Forward: Feedback on the Review, Recommendations and the Statutes Amendments (Leading Practice in Mining) Bill 2017’).
The Review Team is also visiting a number of regional centres over the next four weeks for ‘drop in’ sessions and welcome any questions or comments you have about the Bill or legislative reform.
The schedule for the upcoming regional ‘drop in’ sessions across South Australia is outlined below.
|Town||Date||Venue||Between the Times|
|Wudinna||Thursday, 19 October||Wudinna Community Club||9.30am to 11.30am|
|Cummins||Thursday, 19 October||Cummins Hotel||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Port Lincoln||Thursday, 19 October||Port Lincoln Yacht Club||7.00pm to 8.30pm|
|Kadina||Friday, 27 October||The Ascot||9.30am to 11.30am|
|Maitland||Friday, 27 October||Maitland Information Centre||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Coober Pedy||Monday, 30 October||Mud Hut Motel||4.00pm to 6.00pm|
|Adelaide||Friday, 3 November||101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide||10.00am to 12.00pm|
|Strathalbyn||Tuesday, 7 November||Strathalbyn Community Centre||10am to 12.00pm|
|Tanunda||Wednesday, 8 November||Country Women’s Association||10.30am to 12.30pm|
|Keith||Thursday, 9 November||Keith Institute||10.00am to 12.00pm|
|Naracoorte||Thursday, 9 November||The Naracoorte||2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Mount Gambier||Thursday, 9 November||RSL Members Lounge||6.00pm to 7.30pm|
|Burra||Tuesday, 14 November||Burra Sporting Complex||11.00am to 12.30pm|
|Port Augusta||Tuesday, 14 November||Standpipe Golf Motor Inn||4.00pm to 6.00pm|
Download copies of the Bill, Guide and latest Fast Facts
If you have any questions about the Bill, the Guide or the next stages of reform, please contact the Review Team on 08 8463 3317 or email