Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 No 129
88 Minister may direct carrying out of works
(1) If any workings in a mine encroach on any barrier or protective pillar required to be provided pursuant to:
(a) this Division, or
(b) any conditions contained in any lease granted under the Mining Act 1992 or any licence granted under the Offshore Minerals Act 1999,
the Minister may, if of the opinion that it is necessary to do so in order to ensure the safety of people working in the mine or in any mine adjoining the mine, direct the operator to carry out any works that the Minister thinks fit within the time specified in the direction.
(2) An operator must not fail to comply with a direction given to the operator under this section.
(3) This section applies whether the lease or licence is granted before or after the commencement of this section.