News | 18th Aug, 2022

Submission on the draft Declared Mine Rehabilitation Regulations

The proposed Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Resources) Amendment Regulations 2022 are an opportunity for the government to set comprehensive standards for Latrobe Valley coal mine rehabilitation.

Alongside Environmental Justice Australia, we have reviewed the proposed regulations and it is clear that they fail to ensure:

  • a clear and transparent decision-making process which meaningfully involves the community;
  • the best option for the community and the environment; and
  • that government and regulator decision-making is based on expert evidence and advice.

In our submission we put forward a list of 13 recommendations to address the shortcomings we identify above. You can read our full submission linked below.

Download the full submission