For existing and ongoing operations on private mines, there is no legal framework for the regulator to formally consult with the public on the content of the MOP review, including its objectives and criteria. The objectives and criteria within the MOP will be developed by the regulator during the Department for Energy and Mining's assessment, when assessment officers and other government specialists, such as environmental scientists and engineers, undertake a detailed review of the technical aspects of the MOP review and determine whether it is likely that the environmental objectives will be achieved.

The department strongly encourages operators to engage widely with the community and explain the proposed development and how the environmental objectives will be achieved. Hanson have made their proposed development plans and the proposed updated objectives and criteria available to the public, and are maintaining a White Rock Quarry webpage.