Applications for a new mineral tenement must be accompanied by a mining proposal. The proposal and additional prescribed information enable a structured assessment of the environmental impacts associated with the proposed operations. This assessment will consider the environmental setting and the views of stakeholders and individuals or groups with an interest in the project.

The proposal is also the applicant’s opportunity to describe the potential benefits of the operation, which will contribute to the assessment of the appropriateness of the proposed environmental outcomes.

More information regarding the lodgement of a proposal and/or management plan can be found in the following determinations and guidelines:

Ministerial determinations

Note: For applications involving coal or uranium, please contact the Mining Regulation Branch on +61 8 8463 3000.

Regulatory guidelines