Information for Industry: Mineral Mining Environmental Guidelines
Water ManagementThe Water Act 1989 (the Act) was amended by the Water (Irrigation Farm Dams) Act 2002 to require licensing of all irrigation and commercial use from waterways, springs, soaks and dams. Under these amendments some previously unlicensed water use for quarries and mines now needs to be license
- This guideline has been prepared to assist licensing authorities with licensing decisions in relation to quarries and mines.
Management of Water in Mines and Quarries - Victorian Legal and Policy RequirementsGroundwater Licensing and Trading in Victoria for Earth Resources Industries – Fact Sheet
MPR recommends that these guidelines be used for design, operation, monitoring, maintenance and emergency response planning of new and existing small tailings storage facilities containing benign or low level contaminated tailings.
Strategic framework for tailings management - Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources - Minerals Council of Australia
Irrigation and Commercial Farm Dams Licence to Water Your Dam Your Responsibility - A guide to managing the safety of farm dams
The DPI bond calculator has been developed to address the need to provide a consistent methodology for estimating rehabilitation costs for extractive, exploration and mining operations.
For more information about environmental requirements see contacts in the Earth Resources Regulation Branch Contact List