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Environmental authorities for mining projects
When applying for any resource permit, you need to apply for an environmental authority to be covered for the particular activities you will be carrying out.
Depending on your resource project's level of environmental risk, you will need to apply for a standard application for an EA, a variation application, or a site specific application.
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) grants environmental authorities for mining and exploration under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
Contact DES to discuss your project before lodging your permit application. Make sure you clarify any information required to assess your application.
'Coordinated project' declaration
Proponents of eligible major projects may apply to the Coordinator-General to have a project declared a 'coordinated project' under the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (SDPWO Act).
Coordinated projects undergo a rigorous and comprehensive environmental impact assessment, involving whole-of-government coordination. The declaration does not exempt the project proponent from the need to obtain necessary development approvals or comply with relevant planning and environment laws and planning instruments.
- Learn more about environmental authorities for mining.
- Find out how to comply with an environmental authority.
- Learn more about the coordinated project assessment process under the SDPWO Act.
- Last reviewed: 6 Nov 2019
- Last updated: 8 Aug 2016