The Department for Energy and Mining has requested Terramin Australia provide a response to public and government submissions. This forms part of the assessment process for the proposed Bird in Hand Gold Project.
The Request for Response incorporates the collated submissions provided by technical officers across multiple government agencies, as well as the public submissions received during the consultation process on the mining lease application for the Bird in Hand Gold Project.
The agencies involved include the Department for Energy and Mining, Environment Protection Authority, Department for Environment and Water, Primary Industries and Regions South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and SafeWork SA.
The potential for the Bird in Hand Gold Project to impact groundwater is one of the key matters within the Government’s request for additional information.
This request requires Terramin to respond to matters raised by both government and public. There is no requirement for any further public response as part of the statutory process.
All of the public submissions (excluding those marked confidential), the Request for Response letter and further information on the statutory assessment process are available on the Department for Energy and Mining website.
The South Australian Government through the Department for Energy and Mining is responsible for the assessment, administration and management of mineral resources and regulation of South Australia’s mineral exploration and mining sectors.
The assessment of every mining lease follows a defined process set out in Section 35A (1) of the Mining Act 1971.
The Department for Energy and Mining administers its relevant regulations in collaboration with other regulatory agencies and government agencies including the Environment Protection Authority, Department of Environment and Water, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and SafeWork SA.