Public consultation on a discussion document, exploring a wide range of issues and options, concluded at the end of January 2020, and 167 submissions were received.
Review of Crown Minerals Act 1991 consultation and discussion document
Decommissioning of petroleum infrastructure and other changes
The first set of changes the Government is looking to make relates to strengthening the regulatory framework for decommissioning petroleum infrastructure under the Crown Minerals Act 1991 (CMA).
These changes are proposed to be made through the Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and Other Matters) Bill (the Bill), introduced on 23 June 2021.
The Bill includes other changes that are not specific to decommissioning and will apply to all current and future petroleum permit and licence holders and mineral permit holders.