Proposed levy structure to fund OGIA mining-related functions
The Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment’s (OGIA) functions in managing the impacts of petroleum and gas development have been in place since 2011.
From 6 December 2016, the legislation was amended to provide a more consistent approach to managing underground water impacts from development in both mining, and petroleum and gas. As a result, OGIA’s existing role has expanded to include relevant mining development.
Read about the role and functions of OGIA.
Proposal and feedback
We are developing an annual levy structure to fund the expanded role of OGIA in the mining sector. The consultation period has ended and we are currently reviewing the submissions we’ve received.
If you have any enquiries about this process, please email email@example.com.
More information about OGIA’s water-related functions
OGIA is responsible for assessing and managing the impacts of groundwater extraction from resource operations in cumulative management areas (CMAs). The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is considering the inclusion of coal mining tenures in the Surat CMA to manage potential cumulative impacts on groundwater by multiple resource tenure holders.
Read more information on the potential inclusion of coal mining in the Surat CMA.
Last updated 24 July 2019