Staged repeal is a process that helps government ensure that regulations are up to date and modern.

As a result of this process, the Mining Regulation 2010, Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation 2007, and the Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2006 have been repealed and remade as the Mining Regulation 2016, Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation 2016, and Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2016.

Mining Regulation and Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation

Only minor changes have been made to the Mining Regulation and Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation to remove unnecessary outdated provisions and/or to make minor procedural changes to these regulations.

The regulations have also been renumbered sequentially throughout to take account of a number of amendments in recent years. This is stylistic and does not change the legal intent or scope of provisions.

Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation

There are no substantive changes to the Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation.

Consultation Process and Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)

As required under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989, the draft Mining Regulation and Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation and a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) were publicly exhibited from May 2016 to June 2016.

Two submissions were received. Both submissions related to the Mining Regulation. The submission not marked as confidential is listed below.

No submissions were received in relation to the Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation.

For more details read the Final Regulatory Impact Statement: Remake of the Mining Regulation 2010, Petroleum (Onshore ) Regulation 2007, Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2006 PDF (1.74 MB PDF).