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Question On Notice No. 2596 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 October 2019 by Hon Diane Evers

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 3443- View tabled paper
Question

(1) Will the Minister please list all National Parks and Nature Reserves in Western Australia under sections 5(1)(c) and 5(1)(g) of the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984, for which exploration licences or mining leases have been approved or are pending, including details of the park/reserve, the date approved and the name of the applicant?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) Will the Minister please list all other reserves vested with the Conservation Commission, for which exploration licences or mining leases have been approved or are pending?
(4) If no to (3), why not?
(5) Will the Minister rule out allowing excisions, explorations or mining activities in any conservation reserves in this or the next term of Government?
(6) If no to (5), why not?

Answered on 27 November 2019

(1) See tabled paper no ]

(2) Not applicable

(3) [See tabled paper no ]

(4) Not applicable

(5) – (6) Part III Division 2 of the Mining Act 1978 identifies Public reserves etc and Commonwealth land as land open for mining. The Reserve land provisions of the Mining Act prescribe the consent requirements for mining on reserve land. The holder of a mining tenement in respect of reserve land must not carry out mining on, or under the land otherwise than in accordance with the consent requirements.