Keeping the local community informed is an important part of any exploration program.

Community Consultation requirements are a condition of all exploration licences.

Under the Improved Management of Exploration Regulation (IMER), the requirements for community consultation have been reviewed, with title holders now required to comply with the new Exploration Code of Practice: Community Consultation (where applied by the relevant condition on title).

The Guideline for Community Consultation Requirements for Exploration has also been updated to reflect the new requirements.

These documents outline the minimum requirements that title holders must comply with regarding community consultation.

Some simple templates have been prepared to assist in the identification of community and community groups, recording enquiries and complaints and reporting community consultation actions:

For further information
Mineral Resources
Phone:
1300 736 122 (toll free) or +61 (0)2 4931 6666
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4931 6790
minres.webcoordinator@industry.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
Mineral Resources, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Resources and Mining, PO Box 344 Hunter Regional Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map