Schedule 13: For Mining Licences
Regulation 25, Information Required in Work Plan for a Mining Licence
Mineral Resources Development Regulations 2002
S.R. No. 99/2002
- A general description of geological information including, if available, estimates of ore resources and reserves.
- A general location plan with a scale of 1:100 000 or 1:50 000.
- A regional plan at scale of 1:25 000 showing the extent of Crown lands, private lands, private land allotments for the proposed work plan area, and, where possible, parks and reserves, within 2 km of the site.
- A site plan at 1:1000, 1:2500 or other appropriate scale, including cross-sections, showing and describing existing surface contours, etc., and also including -
- the proposed buildings and surface facilities; and
- the anticipated extent of open cut extraction, with proposed bench height, berm details and working batters; and
- the sequencing of open cut extraction; and
- the location of topsoil dumps, and waste dumps or stockpiles; and
- proposals for landscaping of the site, including buffer zones; and
- access roads; and
- if underground mining is proposed, a schematic drawing showing underground development and the proposed extent of stoping.
- A description of the metallurgical and mineral recovery methods to be used.
- A rehabilitation plan that -
- addresses concepts for the end utilisation of the site; and
- includes a proposal for the progressive rehabilitation and stabilisation of extraction areas, road cuttings and waste dumps, including re-vegetation species; and
- includes proposals for the end rehabilitation of the site, including the final security of the site and the removal of plant and equipment.
- An environmental management plan which -
- identifies the key environmental issues for the proposal and includes details of background data, baseline studies or existing conditions in relation to environmental issues;
- includes proposals for the management of environmental impacts including nomination of targets and proposals for the mitigation, control or reduction of impacts;
- includes proposals for the management of wastes including consideration of the principles of waste minimisation;
- includes a proposed monitoring program addressing the key environmental issues;
- includes a proposal for reporting outcomes of the plan to the local community.
- A description of any significant community facilities that may be affected by the proposed works.
A community engagement plan that -
- identifies any community likely to be affected by mining activities authorised by the licence; and
- includes proposals for -
- identifying community attitudes and expectations; and
- providing information to the community; and
- receiving feedback from the community; and
- analysing community feedback and considering community concerns or expectations - in relation to mining activities authorised by the licence; and
- includes a proposal for registering, documenting and responding to complaints and other communications from members of the community in relation to mining activities authorised by the licence.
Part 2 - Declared Mine Stability Requirements and Processes
- A description of the geological information that is relevant to the stability of the declared mine and any variation of the geological information across the rest of the location plan, including a plan showing cross-sections and long sections of the proposed extraction area of the declared mine.
- If a mining licence was granted before the mine became a declared mine -
- a description of any proposed changes to the information under item 4 of Part 1 for mining licences exceeding 5 hectares;
- description of any infrastructure or plant proposed to be associated with the declared mine.
- An assessment of the geotechnical and hydrogeological risks for the declared mine.
- A description of the controls that will be implemented to eliminate or reduce the geotechnical or hydrogeological risks to an acceptable level including -
- a description of any proposed groundwater control system;
- particulars of other measures to ensure the stability of the mine, associated infrastructure and adjacent land.
- A plan for monitoring the stability and groundwater management of the declared mine.
- A description of the process for reviews of the assessment, plan, actions and controls referred to in this Part relating to the declared mine.