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Have your say on NT’s mining reform

Feedback is now open on draft legislation that aims to improve the Territory’s environmental management of mining activities

The Northern Territory government has released its proposed reforms to the Environment Protection Act 2019 (EP Act) for public feedback.

The proposed reforms under the Environmental Protection Legislation Amendment (Mining) Bill 2023 will further enhance the provisions of the EP Act, which improved the environmental impact assessments and approval process for mining activities in the Northern Territory, the government says.

The draft Mining Bill introduces a new three-tier licencing system to manage mining activities, extend existing compliance and enforcement powers under the EP Act, and amend the Mineral Titles Act 2010.

Submissions close 4pm, Monday 18 September 2023. To learn more or make a submission on these reforms, visit

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