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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 25 August 2017 to date (accessed 25 September 2017 at 10:50)
Part 4 Division 4 Section 47J
47J   Provisions relating to mining
(1)  In this section, mining interest means:
(a)  any mining lease under the Mining Act 1992, or
(b)  any mining licence under the Offshore Minerals Act 1999, or
(c)  any lease under the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991.
(2)  Subject to this section, the Mining Act 1992, the Offshore Minerals Act 1999, the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 and the Petroleum (Offshore) Act 1982 apply, at any time, to lands within a state conservation area to the extent to which those Acts are in force at that time.
(3)  A mining interest shall not be granted in respect of lands within a state conservation area without the concurrence in writing of the Minister.
(4)  A renewal of, or extension of the term of, a mining interest in respect of lands within a state conservation area (other than an existing interest referred to in section 47H) shall not be granted under the Mining Act 1992, the Offshore Minerals Act 1999 or the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 without the concurrence in writing of the Minister.
(5)  Except as provided in this section, nothing in this Division affects the right, title or interest of any person (other than a person who is or was trustee of the lands comprised in a state conservation area) in respect of minerals in any such lands.
(6)  A mineral claim must not be granted under the Mining Act 1992 over any lands within a state conservation area.
(7)  Where a provision of the Mining Act 1992 or the Offshore Minerals Act 1999 prevents, or has the effect of preventing, a person from exercising in lands within a state conservation area any of the rights conferred by either of those Acts or by an instrument under either of those Acts, except with the consent or an authorisation of the Minister for the time being administering the Mining Act 1992 or the Offshore Minerals Act 1999, as the case requires, that Minister shall not, in the case of any such lands, give consent or an authorisation under that provision without the approval of:
(a)  where the lands are not within an irrigation area or special land district as defined in the Crown Lands Act 1989—the Minister, or
(b)  where the lands are within such an irrigation area—the Minister for the time being administering the Water Management Act 2000, or
(c)  where the lands are within such a special land district—the Minister for the time being administering the Crown Lands Act 1989 obtained after consultation with the Minister administering the Water Management Act 2000.