Minerals Development Act 2017

Lodgement of application for renewal of mining licence

61. (1) The Minister shall accept an application from a licensee for the renewal of the mining licence if—

(a) the licensee submits, at least 6 months before the end of the term of the current licence, an application in the prescribed form that contains a proposed mining plan and is accompanied by an ordnance map at an appropriate scale or other suitable map approved by the Minister showing the land specified in the mining licence that is proposed to be renewed,

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

(c) 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.

(2) Where an application for a renewal which otherwise meets the requirements of subsection (1) is made less than 6 months before the end of the term of the current licence the Minister may accept the application if he or she is satisfied that there is good and sufficient reason for such delay.