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Environmental audits of mines operating under Special Agreement Acts

Environmental regulation of all mines, except those operating under Special Agreement Acts, was transferred from the former Department of Mines and Energy to the former Environmental Protection Agency (now Department of Environment and Heritage Protection) on 1 January 2001 as a result of the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2000.

In the Parliamentary debate on this Act, the Minister for Environment and Heritage indicated that there would be a review of the Special Agreement Act (Mines) prior to amendments to legislation to make way for consistent application of environmental laws to all companies involved in mining. The audits listed on this page implemented that review process. Relevant amendments were made to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 in May 2008 giving the holders of these mines until 21 May 2011 to apply for an environmental authority consistent with contemporary environmental requirements.

  1. Report to the Co-ordinator-General: Environmental audits of mines operating under Special Agreement Acts (EPA, July 2001) (see availability)
  2. Mount Isa Mines Limited Agreement Act 1985, Mount Isa and George Fisher mines, Mount Isa Mines Limited (Audit of Environmental Conditions, EPA, 12–16 March 2001) (see availability)
  3. Central Queensland Coal Associates Agreement Act 1997, Norwich Park Coal Mine, BHP Coal Pty Ltd (Audit of Environmental Conditions, EPA, 30 April – 2 May 2001) (see availability)
  4. Central Queensland Coal Associates Agreement Act 1997, Goonyella coal mine, BHP Coal Pty Ltd (Audit of Environmental Conditions, EPA, 2–4 April 2001) (see availability)
  5. Central Queensland Coal Associates Agreement Act 1997, Peak Downs coal mine, BHP Coal Pty Ltd (Audit of Environmental Conditions, EPA, 2–4 April)
  6. Central Queensland Coal Associates Agreement Act 1997, Saraji coal mine, BHP Coal Pty Ltd (Audit of Environmental Conditions, EPA, 2–4 May 2001) (see availability)
  7. Queensland Cement and Lime Company Limited Agreement Act 1977, East End Limestone Mine, Queensland Cement Limited (Audit of Environmental Conditions, EPA, 23–25 May 2001)
  8. Theiss Peabody Mitsui Coal Pty Ltd Agreement Acts 1962, Moura coal mine, Moura Coal Mining Pty Limited (Audit of Environmental Conditions, EPA, 27-30 May 2001) (see availability)
  9. The Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Limited Agreement Act 1957, Weipa bauxite mine, Comalco Aluminium Limited (Audit of Environmental Conditions, EPA, 12–15 June 2001) (see availability)

Available from the library catalogue

The documents referred to on this page are available from the department’s online library catalogue.

Last reviewed
31 October 2013
Last updated
9 June 2011