This Act concerns the assessment, development and use of mineral resources. It consists 15 Chapters divided into 816 sections.The Act aims to: encourage and facilitate prospecting and exploring for mining of minerals; enhance knowledge of the mineral resources of the State; minimize land use conflict with respect to prospecting, exploring and mining; encourage environmental responsibility; provide an administrative framework to expedite and regulate prospecting and exploring for and mining of minerals; ensure an appropriate financial return to the State from mining; provide an administrative framework to expedite and regulate prospecting and exploring for and mining of minerals; encourage responsible land care management in prospecting, exploring and mining.Chapter 2 is dedicated to Prospecting permits mining districts, Part 3 to prospecting permits, Chapter 3 to Mining claims, Chapter 4 to Exploration permits, Chapter 5 to Mineral development licences, Chapter 6 to Mining leases, Chapter 7 to Common provisions for mining tenements, Chapter 8 to Provisions for coal seam gas, Chapter 9 to Provisions for geothermal tenures and GHG authorities, Chapter 10 to Roads, Chapter 11 to Royalties, Chapter 12 to Provisions about particular areas, matters or mining tenements, Chapter 13 to Administration and judicial functions, Chapter 14 to Miscellaneous provisions and Chapter 15 to Transitional provisions.
Implemented by: Mineral Resources Regulation 2003. (2012-07-01)
Implemented by: Mineral Resources Regulation 2013. (2017-09-13)
Amended by: Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014. (2017-09-13)
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Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel
Government of Queensland (Australia)
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