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    Port of Mackay - Proposed Coal Transport Corridor and Coal Terminal
    Cabinet considered a submission from the Treasurer and the Minister for Transport, Trade, Employment and Industrial Relations regarding the proposed coal transport corridor and coal terminal at the Port of Mackay. Cabinet noted that the proposed coal terminal was inconsistent with the Government’s current plan to address coal supply chain requirements. Cabinet approved that the shareholding Minist

    Access to agricultural land by the minerals and petroleum resources sector
    Cabinet considered a proposed strategy to address key issues arising from the current debate around access to agricultural land by the minerals and petroleum resources sector, the catalyst for which has predominantly been the rapid growth of coal and coal seam gas exploration in the Surat Basin. While the State will reap economic rewards from the expansion of resource exploration and development,

    Implement recs from Ombudsman’s report - regulation of mine safety in Qld
    In May 2007 the Queensland Ombudsman informed the Director-General of the Department of Mines and Energy of his intention to conduct an investigation of the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is responsible for developing and administering legislation and policy governing coal and metalliferous mine safety and health issues in Queensland. The Ombudsman’s final repor

    Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
    The Bill contains legislative amendments to the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, the Petroleum Act 1923, the Mineral Resources Act 1989, the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999, the Electricity Act 1994 and the Energy Ombudsman Act 2006. The amendments propose to: amend the legislative framework to implement the Queensland

    Management of associated water produced from coal seam gas production
    Coal seam gas (CSG) production is booming in Queensland. Significant quantities of water are produced in CSG production - in 2007, 12.5 gigalitres (GL) were produced in Queensland. The production of gas for domestic consumption in the Surat Basin will produce an estimated annual average of 25GL of CSG water for the next 25 years, with the additional water equivalent to between one-third and three-

    Policy and Planning Framework for Strategic Cropping Land
    Cabinet – December 2009 Policy and planning framework for strategic cropping land Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade The State’s current instrument for protecting agricultural land, State Planning Policy 1/92: Development and conservation o

    Underground coal gasification
    Underground coal gasification (UCG) converts coal seams, through a process of combustion, into a synthetic gas that can be used for power generation, industrial heating or the production of diesel fuel and ammonia. Two UCG trial projects are in operation near Chinchilla, and a third project near Kingaroy is planned to commence in early 2009. Cabinet approved a policy requiring UCG trial projects t

    CoalPlan 2030
    The CoalPlan 2030 is a document that broadly reflects the direction of coal infrastructure development in Queensland over the next 20 years. Security of supply for coal customers is a critical factor in purchasing coal and the Queensland Government recognises the importance of this. To ensure continued security of supply, a number of infrastructure programs have been planned, developed or comm

    Strategic cropping land policy framework and legislative models
    In February 2010, the Queensland Government released a public discussion paper outlining the resources development and urbanisation pressures which are increasingly competing for land with agriculture. Queensland has a small area of land resources that are the most suitable for cropping production. The discussion paper proposed that the best cropping land, defined as strategic cropping land, sho

    mines and energy legislation
    The purpose of the Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (the Bill) is to: enhance safety and health measures in Queensland’s mining, explosives and gas industries; streamline and simplify processes to achieve savings for business and Government; and improve electricity retailer credit support arrangements and customer service obligations. Amendments proposed to the Mining and Quar

    Blackwater, Moranbah and Bowen Street-Roma Urban Development Areas
    The Urban Land Development Authority 2007 (ULDA Act) provides for particular parts of Queensland to be declared as Urban Development Areas (UDAs) and establishes the Urban Land Development Authority to plan, carry out, promote, coordinate and control the development of land in those areas. The three proposed UDAs of Blackwater, Moranbah and Bowen Street, Roma fall under the resource towns housin

    Geothermal Energy Bill 2010
    Exploration for geothermal energy has been under way in Queensland since 2005 under the Geothermal Exploration Act 2004. The purpose of the Geothermal Energy Bill 2010 (the Bill) is to provide a new framework for developing the exploration and production of geothermal energy and aims to encourage the growth of this clean energy industry in Queensland. The Bill also contains amendments to the Min

    North Stradbroke Island Vision
    In 2009 the Department of Environment and Resource Management and the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation commenced preparation of a plan for North Stradbroke Island that addressed a transition strategy to phase out mining and resolve native title through mediation so as to enable appropriate land allocation and national park dedication. Cabinet approved the North Stradbr

    Mines and Energy Amendment (No.2) Bill 2010
    The Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment (No. 2) 2010 (the Bill) amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) to enable the specification and enforcement of nation-wide introduction of minimum energy performance standards for gas appliances. The Bill also includes various amendments to the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and Coal Mining Safety and Healt

    Natural Resource and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
    The Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010 amends natural resource legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management to: ban the use of fluids containing the hydrocarbons benzene, toulene, ethylbenzene or xylene (B-TEX) above a maximum amount, or chemicals which would produce B-TEX chemicals so they cannot be used when stimulating (frac

    Gas Security Amendment Bill 2011
    The Gas Security Amendment Bill 2011 amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) to enable implementation of the Prospective Gas Production Land Reserve (PGPLR) policy. The PGPLR policy will allow conditioning of an exploration tenure over certain gas prospective land to ensure gas produced from a subsequent production lease over the same area is supplied to the Austra

    Establishment of core principles to assess housing impacts
    The Queensland Government has put in place stronger social impact assessment for significant resource projects. The Coordinator-General now requires proponents with resource projects subject to Environmental Impact Assessment to conduct a Social Impact Assessment and to prepare a Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP). The Coordinator-General also routinely sets conditions where needed on social i

    2011 Gas Market Review and Government Response
    The first commercial production of coal seam gas (CSG) in Queensland occurred at Moura in 1996. Since then the industry has experienced remarkable growth, with considerable investment in the development of the State’s extensive CSG resources leading to the emergence of the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export industry to be based in Gladstone. Partly as a result of the emerging LNG indu

    Mineral exploration in close proximity to urban areas
    In recent years the resources sector in Queensland has experienced exponential growth. For example, the total area covered by granted exploration permits (EPs) in Queensland is now 21.2 per cent, compared with 2.2 per cent in 2005. A number of State Government policies have recently been introduced to minimise growing concerns about land use conflict (e.g. the Land Access Code and the Strategic

    North Stradbroke Island Sustainability Bill 2011
    In June 2010, the Premier and Minister for the Arts released the Government’s vision for a sustainable North Stradbroke Island. The vision includes the phasing out of mining and dedication of up to 80 percent of the island as protected area, to be jointly managed with the Traditional Owners of the region, by 2027. Over half of the island is to be protected area by the end of 2011. The Premier and

    Inquiry into the use of fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in regional Australia - Queensland Government submission
    The use of ‘fly-in, fly-out’ (FIFO) and ‘drive-in, drive-out’ (DIDO) workforces associated with employment in the mining industry has recently attracted significant national attention. The Standing Committee on Regional Australia will inquire into and report on the use of FIFO/DIDO workforce practices in regional Australia (FIFO/DIDO Inquiry). The Standing Committee is seeking submissions on a br

    Surat Basin Rail (Long-term lease) Bill 2011
    The Surat Basin Rail project proposes to construct the 210 kilometre ‘Southern Missing Link’ between Wandoan and Banana to enable the large-scale mining and export of thermal coal from the Surat Basin through the Port of Gladstone. Private sector development of the $1 billion plus railway will deliver significant benefits for Queensland including opening up the estimated four billion tonnes of th

    Mines Legislation (Streamlining) Amendment Bill 2012
    The primary purpose of the Mines Legislations (Streamlining) Amendment Bill 2012 (the Bill) is to amend Queensland resources legislation to facilitate sustainable growth of the resources industry to establish Queensland as a world-leading resource investment and development destination. The Bill improves the regulatory and tenure approvals processes for mineral, petroleum, geothermal and greenho

    Mining and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
    The purpose of the Mining and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 is to amend the Mineral Resources Act 1989 and the Environmental Protection Act 1994 to reduce red tape and associated costs for the small scale mining sector and deliver a suite of other reforms to enhance the management of Queensland’s resources. Small scale mining operations generate important economic and employment opportuni

    Implementation of risk based management of abandoned mines in Queensland
    The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry made three recommendations relating to abandoned mines – recommendations 13.17 to 13.19 in its final report. Key considerations included: Collation of all information held by government on abandoned mines; Development of a dedicated abandoned mines database to hold this information; Using this information to conduct a stock-take of the status and risks a

    Appointment of Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health
    The proposed appointment is to a stand alone role of Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health and not to a government body. Under section 73A(1) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act), there is to be a Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. Pursuant to the Act, the functions of the commissioner are to: advise the Minister on mine health and safety matters generally; fulfil the r

    Modernising Queensland Resource Acts program
    Queensland’s current legislative arrangements for resource tenure administration is characterized by a legislative framework which maintains separate Acts with differing approaches for minerals and coal, petroleum, geothermal and greenhouse gas storage. The result is a legislative framework which has, over time, become unnecessarily complex, burdensome and inefficient. As such this regulatory bu

    RIS Amendments to rental regime for mineral development licences
    The Department of Natural Resources and Mines undertook an extensive internal review of all mineral and petroleum tenure rentals. The review concluded in late 2012. One of the findings of the review was the comparatively low rental rates paid on mineral development licences, a form of retention tenure in Queensland. Due to the potential impacts on industry of any proposed changes, a consultation R

    Development of oil shale in Queensland
    In 2008, the former Queensland Government announced an oil shale policy that included a 20 year moratorium on developing the McFarlane oil shale deposit (near Proserpine); the development of a demonstration plant by Queensland Energy Resources (QER) at the Stuart deposit near Gladstone, and that no other oil shale development would be progressed in Queensland until QER had reported to government o

    Small Scale alluvial mining
    The Government’s Six Month Action Plan January-June 2013 includes a commitment to “reduce red tape for small scale alluvial mining”. This commitment builds on the progress that has already been made in supporting the resources industry, including the small scale alluvial sector. To meet the six month action plan commitment, a package of proposed reforms has been developed and included in a discu

    Repeal of Clean Coal Technology Special Agreement Act
    In 2007, the State entered into the Queensland Clean Coal Agreement (the Clean Coal Agreement) with the Australian Coal Association Low Emission Technologies Limited (ACALET). This agreement was put into legislation in the form of a schedule to the Clean Coal Technology Special Agreement Act 2007 (the Clean Coal Act). The primary purpose of the Clean Coal Agreement was to give effect to the arr

    RIS for the Mine Safety National Framework
    The National Mine Safety Framework (NMSF) started as an initiative of the Conference of Chief Inspectors of Mines but became one of 27 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) reforms. One of the strategies under the NMSF is to develop a nationally consistent legislative and regulatory framework. Queensland has participated in the NMSF based on the position that existing safety and health standar

    Uranium Implementation Committee report
    On 22 October 2012, the Premier announced the recommencement of uranium mining in Queensland, and the establishment of a Uranium Implementation Committee (the Committee) to report to government with recommendations on developing a best practice policy framework for uranium mining by 18 March 2013. The report of the Committee notes that there is potential for the uranium industry to create economic

    Petroleum and Gas Safety and Health Review and RIS
    The Petroleum and Gas (P&G) Safety and Health Fee is a full cost recovery fee system for the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate (the Inspectorate), to undertake its regulatory role under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. This P&G Safety and Health Fee was introduced in 2010, replacing the previous cost recover fee system, in order to better fund the inspectorate allowing them t

    North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Bill 2013
    The North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and another Act Amendment Bill 2013 amends the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 to extend mining to 2035 and removes the restricted mine path at the Enterprise Mine on North Stradbroke Island. Cabinet approved the introduction of the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Amendment Bill 2013 into

    Appointments to the Board of Examiners
    The Board of Examiners is constituted under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s satisfaction

    Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 seeks to amend the Land Act 1994 to implement the first phase of major reforms to the state land tenure system arising from the Queensland Government's response to the Parliamentary report on the Inquiry into the future and continued relevance of government land tenure across Queensland. The Bill provides for: the introduction of rolling term leas

    Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014
    The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 is a significant step towards the modernisation of Queensland’s resources legislation. The Bill is a key component of the Modernising Queensland’s Resources Acts Program which will transform the legislative framework for mining, petroleum and gas, greenhouse gas storage and geothermal energy by implementing common processes. This harmo

    Appointments Board of Examiners
    The Board of Examiners is established under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board of Examiners are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s

    Review of Existing Fly-in Fly-out Arrangements in Qld
    The Queensland Government is committed to delivering strong and sustainable resource communities across Queensland. Part of this commitment is to introduce choice for workers to live in the resource communities near where they work. Historically, operational workforces in the resource sector were established in regional areas through either growth of existing regional centres such as Emerald or

    Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project - Transfer to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
    Expansion of the Port of Abbot Point is critical to unlock the ‘greenfield’ Galilee Basin, which covers an area of approximately 247,000 square kilometres and contains a very large inferred resource of mostly volatile, low sulphur thermal coal. The opening up of the Galilee Basin has the potential to create significant long-term benefits for Queensland, with job creation in mining, construction a

    State Development and Public Works Organisation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    The State Development and Public Works Organisation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) implements the government’s election commitment to restore community objection rights removed by the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 under the former government. The Bill repeals section 47D of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (SDPWO Act).

    Abbot Point Growth Gateway - Project Delivery Arrangements for Approvals Stage
    Expansion of the Port of Abbot Point is critical to unlock the ‘greenfield’ Galilee Basin, which covers an area of approximately 247,000 square kilometres and contains a very large inferred resource of mostly volatile, low sulphur thermal coal. The opening up of the Galilee Basin has the potential to create significant long-term benefits for Queensland, with job creation in mining, construction

    Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project
    Expansion of the Port of Abbot Point is critical to unlock the ‘greenfield’ Galilee Basin, which covers an area of approximately 247,000 square kilometres and contains a very large inferred resource of mostly volatile, low-sulphur thermal coal. The opening up of the Galilee Basin has the potential to create significant long-term benefits for Queensland, with job creation in mining, construction an

    National Harmonisation of Explosives Legislation
    In July 2008, the Productivity Commission Report on Chemicals and Plastics Regulation recommended that an integrated review of explosives legislation, regulations and the Australian Explosives Code be undertaken to deliver national consistency. In December 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed that the harmonisation of explosives regulation would continue to be progressed by th

    Appointment Board of Examiners
    The Board of Examiners is established under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board of Examiners are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s

    North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015
    The Bill amends a number of pieces of legislation, primarily the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 (NSIPS Act), to reinstate the substantive phase out of sand mining on North Stradbroke Island by 2019 and protect the natural environment. The NSIPS Act regulates mining activity at the three remaining mines on the island - Enterprise, Yarraman and Vance. The original le

    Review of existing fly in fly out (FIFO) arrangements in Queensland
    The Queensland Government is committed to delivering strong and sustainable resource communities across Queensland. Part of this commitment is to introduce choice for workers to live in the resource communities near where they work. A wide-ranging review of existing 100 per cent fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) operations by an independent expert panel chaired by Mr Leo Zussino commenced on 6 May 2015. Th

    Mineral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (the Act) was the first step in Modernising Queensland Resources Acts Program. While the Act primarily served to establish a new common Act for resources tenures, it also contained other changes to implement a range of additional policy objectives. The Mineral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) amends or repeals the r

    Mineral Resources (Aurukun Bauxite Resource) Amendment Bill 2016
    The Mineral Resources (Aurukun Bauxite Resource) Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) amends the special provisions of the Mineral Resources Act 1989 (MRA) which apply to an Aurukun project. The Ngan Aak-Kunch Aboriginal Corporation commenced proceedings in the High Court of Australia to challenge certain Aurukun provisions on the grounds that they are inconsistent with the Racial Discrimination Act 197

    Underground coal gasification activity in Queensland
    Since 2009, underground coal gasification (UCG) pilot trial projects have been undertaken to demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental viability of the technology, including the management of environmental impacts. The UCG trial projects have been conducted on a limited scale only. A legislative moratorium will be introduced on all activities relating to mineral (f) under the Mine

    Environment Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill will amend the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act) and the Water Act 2000 to ensure that the environmental impacts of groundwater take are better managed and that deficiencies in the make good arrangements for groundwater take are addressed. The Bill amends the environmental authority process u

    Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016
    The Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 (the Bill) ensures that regional communities in Queensland, in the vicinity of large resource projects, benefit from the operation of those projects. The Bill limits the use of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce arrangements and ensure that local workers from nearby regional communities are not excluded from employment in the operation of tho

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