Improving resource approval efficiency consultation
In 2018, the Queensland Government investigated opportunities to improve the efficiency and timeliness of resources approval processes. The aim of this was to reduce duplicate processes and deliver efficient services. We also wanted to ensure that private investors and other resource stakeholders were finding it easy to do business in Queensland.
To do this, we invited our industry partners and members of the community to submit their ideas, to help inform future policy development.
About Queensland’s resource industry
Queensland is rich in mineral and energy resources. Resources are 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.
What we are doing next
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 licence.
We received a number of submissions from industry, peak bodies, environmental groups, and members of the community. The submissions received have identified several opportunities to improve the way the resource industry is regulated in Queensland.
We’re now working across government to put these ideas into action.
Other ways we are improving resource approval efficiency
In February, a Bill was introduced into the Queensland Parliament to improve and streamline the tenure management system related to the Mineral Resources Act 1989 and the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.
The changes were in response to feedback from the resources industry about land turn over, land relinquishment conditions and the current administrative and regulatory burden.
Last reviewed 29 April 2019