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South Australia is acknowledged as one of the world's best regulated mineral resources jurisdictions

South Australia mineral resources regulation report: 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

The report summarises the regulatory performance of the state's mineral exploration, mining and quarrying industries. It provides relevant indicators of how companies are meeting their compliance obligations to mitigate and manage genuine risks and the regulatory, surveillance and compliance activites undertaken by the Department for Energy and Mining.

Regulation report


The South Australia mineral resources regulation reports summarise the regulatory activities of the South Australian Government's Mineral Resources Division and the performance of the South Australian Mining Industry.

The reports align with regulatory practices set out in Regulating mineral exploration and mining in South Australia: setting the framework for best practice regulation, which recognises the need for predictable regulatory processes to provide confidence for the mining sector to commit to higher risks for investment in new mineral exploration, mine developments and life of mine operations.

The South Australian Government recognises that these reports satisfy key features of its regulatory framework by providing transparency of its regulatory services to the South Australian mining industry, community and other stakeholders. These reports will contribute to providing community confidence and trust in the regulator, the industry's overall performance and a demonstrated commitment by exploration and mining companies to best practice management.

Air quality impacts and regulation

This report focuses primarily on the regulation of particulate matter from mines and quarries. It has been conducted to inform the development of a collaborative air quality guideline - a collaboration between the Mineral Resources Division and the Environment Protection Authority South Australia (EPASA).

More about administrative arrangements between the Mineral Resources Division and the Environment Protection Authority