Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Package 2015

Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Package 2015 (NSW)

February 2016 - Download PDF

On 15 October 2015 the NSW Government introduced a package of five Bills into Parliament that make significant amendments to the State’s minerals and petroleum (coal seam gas) laws. The Bills passed the Parliament without amendment a week later. They have now been assented to (signed into law) but not all the Bills or provisions had commenced as at January 2016. Further amendments to regulations are also likely under the Mining Act 1992 (Mining Act) and the Petroleum Onshore Act 1991 (Petroleum Act).

This briefing note gives an overview of key changes and EDO NSW analysis of each Bill, with more detail on the changes at the end.