State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
17I Time for determination of applications
(1) The Gateway Panel must determine an application within 90 days of it being made.(2) If the Gateway Panel does not issue a gateway certificate before the expiry of the period required under this clause (and has not rejected the application), the Director-General is, by order in writing, to direct the Panel to issue a certificate in respect of the proposed development within 30 days of making the direction or such longer period as is specified in the direction.(3) If the Gateway Panel does not issue a gateway certificate within the period required by a direction under this clause, the Panel must, immediately after the expiry of that period, issue an unconditional certificate in respect of the proposed development.(4) For the avoidance of doubt, an application under this Division may be rejected only in accordance with clause 17J (3) (a).