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Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority


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;

Water and Catchments (DEECA)

Management of Victoria’s groundwater, catchments, waterways and governance.

Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy (LVRRS)

Provides a blueprint to progress mine rehabilitation planning and activities.

Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

Victoria’s environmental regulator tasked with preventing and reducing the harmful effects of pollution and waste.

Earth Resources Regulation (ERR)

ERR regulates the mining activities.


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