Minerals Development Act 2017

Additional minerals or adjacent land and renewals

66. (1) Subject to section 67 , the Minister shall renew a mining licence and shall extend a mining licence to include additional minerals or adjacent land on the application of the licensee if—

(a) the licensee continues to be in compliance with the conditions of the mining licence, and

(b) the requirements of paragraphs (a) to (l) of section 65 , as modified by subsection (2), are met in respect of the application.

(2) References to the nominee company in paragraphs (a) to (l) of section 65 are to be read as references to the applicant licensee under the mining licence for the purposes of this section.

(3) Where the Minister renews a mining licence under this section he or she may—

(a) renew the existing licence subject to the same or additional conditions, or

(b) renew the existing licence and extend that licence—

(i) to additional minerals in or on the specified land,

(ii) to minerals in or on land that is adjacent to the specified land, or

(iii) to minerals referred to in both subparagraphs (i) and (ii),

subject to the same or additional conditions.