Improving resource approval efficiency consultation
We are investigating opportunities to improve the efficiency and timeliness of resource approval processes. We want to ensure that private investors and other resource stakeholders feel that it is easy to do business and engage with the Queensland Government.
We are motivated to reduce duplicative process and to deliver efficient services, but not at the risk of impacting on the rights of our community or environmental values.
We listen to our industry partners and communities. This process will commence by seeking views from industry and members of the community who are invited to submit ideas, which will inform future policy development.
About Queensland’s resource industry
Queensland is a mature resource jurisdiction, rich in mineral and energy resources.
Resource development is essential to our economy, earning billions of dollars in royalties each year, creating and supporting thousands of jobs, and attracting investment and infrastructure development into regional Queensland.
Why we are doing this
We recognise that to remain globally competitive as a destination for resource investment, we must review and where appropriate, implement more efficient and effective ways of doing business; while retaining our strong environmental protection framework and maintaining social license.
We are opening a dialogue with industry and the community to identify areas in the assessment and approvals processes for mineral and energy resources projects where duplication of effort occurs or efficiencies can be achieved.
Making a submission
We recently asked for public feedback on how we could improve the efficiency and timeliness of resource approval processes.
The consultation period is now closed and submissions are being considered.
Last updated 12 October 2018