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State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
Current version for 1 September 2017 to date (accessed 21 October 2017 at 19:44)
Part 2 Clause 6
6   Development permissible without consent
Development for any of the following purposes may be carried out without development consent:
(a)  mineral exploration and fossicking,
(b)  rehabilitation, by or on behalf of a public authority, of an abandoned mine site,
(c)  mining within a mineral claims district pursuant to a mineral claim under the Mining Act 1992,
(d)  petroleum exploration,
(e)  the construction, maintenance or use (in each case, outside an environmentally sensitive area of State significance) of any pollution control works or pollution control equipment required as a result of the variation of a licence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, being a licence that applies to an extractive industry, mine or petroleum production facility in existence immediately before the commencement of this clause.
 Development to which this clause applies may require approval under Part 3A of the Act or be subject to the environmental assessment and approval requirements of Part 5 of the Act.