Declared mine rehabilitation in Victoria is administered by the Department for Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), and governed by multiple Parliamentary acts. The Rehabilitation of mine site is led by the Minister for Energy and Resources. Declared mines are subject to the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act of 1990 (MRSDA), and are regulated by Earth Resources Regulation (ERR), a department within DEECA.
A number of key State Government bodies address different aspects of mine rehabilitation, including;
Management of Victoria’s groundwater, catchments, waterways and governance.
Provides a blueprint to progress mine rehabilitation planning and activities.
Victoria’s environmental regulator tasked with preventing and reducing the harmful effects of pollution and waste.
ERR regulates the mining activities.
The relevant legislation for declared mine rehabilitation is: