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State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
Current version for 2 September 2015 to date (accessed 26 July 2017 at 08:21)
Part 4AA Division 1
Division 1 Preliminary
17A   Meaning of “mining or petroleum development”
(1)  In this Part, mining or petroleum development means:
(a)  development specified in clause 5 (Mining) of Schedule 1 to State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011, but only if:
(i)  a mining lease under the Mining Act 1992 is required to be issued to enable the development to be carried out because:
(A)  the development is proposed to be carried out outside the mining area of an existing mining lease, or
(B)  there is no current mining lease in relation to the proposed development, or
(ii)  the development is for the purposes of extracting a bulk sample as part of resource appraisal or a trial mine comprising the extraction of more than 20,000 tonnes of coal or of any mineral ore, or
(b)  development specified in clause 6 (1), (3) or (4) (Petroleum (oil and gas)) of Schedule 1 to State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011, but only if a production lease under the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 is required to be issued to enable the development to be carried out because:
(i)  the development is proposed to be carried out outside the area of an existing production lease, or
(ii)  there is no current production lease in relation to the proposed development, or
(c)  development specified in clause 6 (2) of Schedule 1 to State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011.
(2)  However, mining or petroleum development does not include development carried out on land that is outside:
(a)  the mining area of a proposed mining lease, or
(b)  the area of a proposed production lease.