The Stronger Partners, Stronger Futures Final Report has been released by the Department for Energy and Mining, which you can read here.

Stronger Partners, Stronger Futures Report 2020 Stronger Partners, Stronger Futures Report 2020 (13575 KB)

The report sets out measures the Department is putting in place with the aim of improving the exploration process, particularly in relation to early engagement and low impact exploration.

The Department is also working on updates and improvements to the Mining Act 1971 through the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Act 2019 and regulations being developed by the Department. The Mining Act changes and new regulations will come into operation on 1 January 2021.

The Department is currently seeking input on draft Mining Regulations and you are able to make a submission by the closing date of 11 September 2020.

Further information about the draft regulations and how to make a submission is available on the Department’s website at https://www.energymining.sa.gov.au/minerals/mining/update_on_mining_regulations_2020.