The Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment (Grant of Coal and Petroleum Prospecting Titles) Bill 2015, Mining and Petroleum Amendment (Land Access Arbitration) Bill 2015, Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment (Harmonisation) Bill 2015 and Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (Enforcement of Gas and other Petroleum Legislation) Bill 2015 have passed all legislative scrutiny, passing both the legislative council and assembly this week. The amendments will affect the granting of exploration title process, the administration of ongoing petroleum and mining titles and exploratory land access agreements. The Bills have been introduced in response to the recommendations in the State commissioned Final Report of the Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in NSW (2014).
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