The Review of the Crown Minerals Act Regime, submissions due (following from CANA)
The purpose of the review is to “encourage the development of Crown-owned minerals so that they contribute more to New Zealand’s economic development; streamline and simplify the regime; and to ensure better coordination of regulatory agencies.” BUT! Many of the proposed changes will erode the already weak regulatory regime and open the country up further to mining.
We encourage you to take time to read the discussion paper and the proposed changes to the petroleum and minerals regime. Details at
Postal address: Resources Policy Group, Ministry of Economic Development, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140
There are a series of review questions that the Ministry is asking for feedback on, and of particular interest is Chapter 2: Health, safety and environmental (HSE) matters. It is a fairly short chapter to read and worth giving feedback on! Also of interest are Chapter 4: Petroleum, and Chapter 5: Tier 1 Minerals, especially the review questions relating to HSE matters.