Minerals Development Act 2017

Lodgement of application in respect of additional minerals or adjacent land

60. The Minister shall accept an application from a licensee under a mining licence who wishes to work additional minerals, or minerals in or on land that is adjacent to the land specified in the licence, if—

(a) the application is in the prescribed form and contains a proposed mining plan and—

(i) in the case of an application to work additional minerals, specifies those minerals, and

(ii) in the case of an application to work minerals in or on adjacent land, is accompanied by an ordnance map at an appropriate scale or other suitable map approved by the Minister showing the area of the adjacent land,

(b) the application contains sufficient financial, technical and other information to enable the Minister to determine, for the purposes of section 66 (1)(b), whether or not the plan proposed is feasible,

(c) the licensee is in compliance with the conditions of the mining licence,

(d) the mining licence does not relate exclusively to extractive waste,

(e) the prospecting licence or retention licence on which the mining licence was based applied to the additional minerals or adjacent land, as the case may be, and

(f) the licensee submits a current tax clearance certificate in the name of the licensee and the portion of the prescribed application fee that, pursuant to the regulations made under section 64 , is to accompany the application.