Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    Exploration licence decision to be examined to provide certainty

    26/08/2022 9:40 AM
     
    • Security of title and integrity of the register is of prime importance in the administration of the resources industry in Western Australia
    • The McGowan Government will act to ensure certainty and security of tenure for proponents

    The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is examining a recent Warden's Court decision relating to Pantoro South Pty Ltd's objection to an exploration licence application by True Fella Pty Ltd.

     

    On 18 August, the Warden determined that True Fella's exploration application was invalid, referring to the Section 58 Statement included with the application.

     

    DMIRS will be examining the decision in detail, including any potential impact on the current guidelines provided regarding Section 58 of the Mining Act.

     

    DMIRS continues to ensure the security of title and integrity of the register is of prime importance in the administration of the resources industry in Western Australia.

     

    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "I have been informed of the Warden's Court decision relating to True Fella's exploration licence application.

     

    "Industry can be assured the McGowan Government is taking this matter very seriously, and will act to ensure certainty and security of tenure for proponents.

     

    "This will include any steps necessary to ensure the validity of granted exploration licences."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6700