Development plans and work programs

From 25 May 2020, new provisions came into effect relating to the relinquishment, renewal and administration of exploration permits and petroleum and gas authorities. Read more about the changes to resources legislation.

You may be required to submit development plans or work programs as part of your application for a resource authority or for a renewal of an authority.

The following guidelines and templates have been developed to help you prepare these documents.



Resource authorityTemplate

Exploration permit minerals

Mineral development licence

Work program (initial and later)* (XLS, 89KB)

*Note that expenditure is no longer an exploration permit work program requirement and is optional

Exploration permit minerals project status (XLSX, 227KB)

Mining claim Work program (PDF, 268KB)
Mining lease (mineral) Mining program (DOCX, 60KB)


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