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.
How to make a submission
You can submit your thoughts on issues relating to the efficiency and timeliness of resource approval processes.
Your feedback (including submissions, comments or inquiries) will be vital in identifying priority areas and opportunities for consideration by government.
Submissions close 5pm Thursday, 4 October 2018.
Mineral and Energy Resources Policy
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002
We want to promote public discussion about the efficiency and timeliness of the mineral and energy resources approval process, which can inform future policy development.
While we prefer that submissions can be made publicly available, we are open to accepting submissions that require part or total privacy.
Note: Please clearly state your request for confidentiality on the front page of the submission.
While we endeavour to identify and protect material claimed as confidential, as well as exempt information and information disclosure which would be contrary to the public interest (within the meaning of the Right to Information Act 2009 ), we cannot guarantee that submissions will not be made publicly available.