NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Mining SEPP amendment

Mining and resources policy

The state policy which governs the way that mining, petroleum production and extractive material resource proposals are assessed and developed in NSW is called the State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 (Mining SEPP).

The Mining SEPP aims to manage and sustainably develop these resources for the social and economic benefit of the community.

On 31 August 2015, the Planning Minister announced the State’s mining policy would be changed to provide a more balanced framework for decision making.

The new legislation came into effect Wednesday 2 September 2015.

An amendment - Review of the VLAMP and Mining SEPP – is currently proposed to the Mining SEPP.

Page last updated: 18/10/2022