Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014


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Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014
Queensland Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Current as at [Not applicable] Indicative reprint note This is an unofficial version of a reprint of this Act that incorporates all proposed amendments to the Act included in the Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. This indicative reprint has been prepared for information only— it is not an authorised reprint of the Act . An enacted but uncommenced amendment included in the Land Access Ombudsman Act 2017 No. 34 has also been incorporated in this indicative reprint. Amendments to this Act are also included in the Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018. These proposed amendments are not included in this indicative reprint. The point-in-time date for this indicative reprint is the introduction date for the Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018—15 February 2018. Detailed information about indicative reprints is available on the Information page of the Queensland legislation website.
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Not authorised —indicative only Queensland Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Chapter 1 Part 1 1 2 Part 2 3 4 5 6 7 Part 3 Division 1 8 Division 2 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Chapter 2 Part 1 16 17 18 Page Preliminary Introduction Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Purposes and application of Act Main purposes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How main purposes are achieved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Act binds all persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Relationship with Resource Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Reference to a Resource Act includes reference to this Act . . . . 16 Interpretation Dictionary Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Key definitions What is a Resource Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 What is a resource authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 What is the authorised area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Who is an owner of land and other things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 What is private land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 What is public land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 What is a public road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements Dealings What is a dealing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Prescribed dealings require registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Prohibited dealings have no effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 19 20 21 22 23 Part 2 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Part 3 32 33 34 35 Chapter 3 Part 1 36 Part 2 Division 1 37 Division 2 38 39 40 41 42 Division 3 43 44 45 Division 4 Page 2 Application for Minister’s approval to register dealing . . . . . . . . . 21 Unpaid royalties prevent transfer of resource authority . . . . . . . . 22 Security may be required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Effect of registration and Minister’s approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Indication of Minister’s approval to register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Caveats Definition for pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Lodging of caveat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Effect of lodging caveat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Lapsing of caveat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Withdrawal or removal of caveat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Recording of lapsing, withdrawal or removal of caveat . . . . . . . . 27 Further caveat not available to same person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Compensation for lodging caveat without reasonable cause . . . 28 Associated agreements What is an associated agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Recording associated agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Effect of recording associated agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Removing associated agreements from register . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Land access Land access codes Making of land access codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Private land Application of pt 2 Application of pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Entry for authorised activities and access requires entry notice Application of div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Obligation to give entry notice to owners and occupiers . . . . . . . 30 Exemptions from obligations under div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Approval to give entry notices by publication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Right to give waiver of entry notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Entry for advanced activities requires agreement Carrying out advanced activities on private land requires agreement 33 Deferral agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Right to elect to opt out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Access to private land outside authorised area
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Subdivision 1 46 Subdivision 2 47 48 49 50 51 Subdivision 3 52 53 Division 5 54 Division 6 55 Part 3 Division 1 56 57 58 59 60 Division 2 61 62 63 64 65 Part 4 Division 1 Subdivision 1 66 Subdivision 2 67 Application Application of div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Access rights and access agreements Limited access to private land outside authorised area . . . . . . . 36 Owner or occupier must not unreasonably refuse to make access agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Criteria for deciding whether access is reasonable . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Additional topics for access agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Other rights to grant entry not affected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Land Court resolution Power of Land Court to decide access agreement . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Power of Land Court to vary access agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Periodic report after entry of land Report to owners and occupiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Access to carry out rehabilitation and environmental management Right of access for authorised activities includes access for rehabilitation and environmental management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Public land Entry to public lands and particular uses of public roads Application of div 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 What is a periodic entry notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Entry to public land to carry out authorised activity is conditional 42 Conditions public land authority may impose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Right to give waiver of entry notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Notifiable road use Application of div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 What is a notifiable road use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Use of public roads for notifiable road use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Directions about notifiable road use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Exemptions from div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Restricted land Preliminary Application Application of pt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Interpretation Definitions for pt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Page 3
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents 68 What is restricted land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 69 Who is a relevant owner or occupier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Division 2 Entry for particular authorised activities requires consent 70 Consent required for entry on restricted land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Division 3 Land court declarations 72 Application to Land Court for declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Part 5 Other resource authorities’ authorised areas 73 Application of pt 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 74 Definitions for pt 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 75 Access if second resource authority is a lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 76 Access if second resource authority is not a lease . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Part 6 Enduring effect of particular agreements, notices and waivers 77 Access agreements, entry notices and waivers not affected by dealing 54 78 Entry notice and waivers not affected by change in ownership or occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 79 Written access agreement binds successors and assigns . . . . . 55 Part 7 Compensation and negotiated access Division 1 Compensation relating to private and public land 80 Application of div 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 81 General liability to compensate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Division 2 Conduct and compensation agreements Subdivision 1 Application of division 82 Application of div 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Subdivision 2 Making of conduct and compensation agreement 83 Conduct and compensation agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Subdivision 2A Conferences with an authorised officer 83A Party may request conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 83B Conduct of conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Subdivision 3 Negotiation and ADR 84 Notice of intent to negotiate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 85 Negotiations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 86 No entry to land during minimum negotiation period . . . . . . . . . . 60 87 Cooling-off during minimum negotiation period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 88 Party may seek ADR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 89 Conduct of ADR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Page 4
Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 90 Non-attendance at ADR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 91 Recovery of negotiation and preparation costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Subdivision 3A Arbitration 91A Party may request arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 91B Arbitrator’s functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 91C Legal representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 91D Application of Commercial Arbitration Act 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 91E Costs of arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 91F Effect of arbitrator’s decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Subdivision 4 Recording particular agreements 92 Particular agreements to be recorded on titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Division 3 Compensation for notifiable road uses 93 Liability to compensate public road authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 94 Road compensation agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Division 4 Land Court jurisdiction Subdivision 1 Conduct and compensation 96 Party may apply to Land Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 96A Applications may be heard together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 96B Negotiation and preparation costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 97 Orders Land Court may make . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Subdivision 2 Additional jurisdiction 98 Additional jurisdiction for compensation, conduct and related matters 71 99 Jurisdiction to impose or vary conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 99A Jurisdiction to decide alleged breach of conduct and compensation agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Subdivision 3 Compensation for notifiable road use 100 Deciding compensation by Land Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Subdivision 4 Later review of compensation by Land Court 101 Review of compensation by Land Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Division 5 Successors and assigns 101A Agreement binding on successors and assigns . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 101B Land Court decision binding on successors and assigns . . . . . . 76 101C Arbitrator’s decision binding on successors and assigns . . . . . . 76 Chapter 4 Overlapping coal and petroleum resource authorities Part 1 Preliminary Division 1 Purposes of chapter Page 5
Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 102 Division 2 103 104 105 106 107 Division 3 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 Division 4 117 Part 2 Division 1 118 119 Division 2 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 Division 3 130 Main purposes of ch 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Interpretation Definitions for ch 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 What is an overlapping area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 What is an ML (coal) holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 What is a PL holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Extended meaning of ML (coal) and PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Other key provisions Purpose of div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 What is an initial mining area or IMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 What is a future mining area or FMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 What is a rolling mining area or RMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 What is a simultaneous operations zone or SOZ . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 What is sole occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 What is joint occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 What is the mining commencement date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Mandatory requirements Mandatory requirements for participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Right of way for coal Preliminary Definitions for pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Table for pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Sole occupancy Sole occupancy of IMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Advance notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 18 months notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Confirmation notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Sole occupancy of RMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 RMA notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Joint occupancy of SOZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Exceptional circumstances notice may be given by petroleum resource authority holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Acceleration notice may be given by ML (coal) holder . . . . . . . . 94 Abandonment of sole occupancy of IMA or RMA . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Joint development plan Requirement for agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Page 6
131 132 133 134 135 Division 4 136 137 138 Part 3 139 140 141 142 142A 144 145 146 147 148 148A Part 4 149 150 Part 5 151 152 153 Part 6 Division 1 154 155 156 Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Negotiation of agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Consistency with development plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Amendment of agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Authorised activities allowed only if consistent with agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Condition of authorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Incidental coal seam gas Definitions for div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Resource optimisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Right of first refusal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Subsequent petroleum production Definitions for pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Table for pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Petroleum production notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Requirement for agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Petroleum production notice given more than 6 months after advance notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Negotiation of agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Consistency of development plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Amendment of agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Authorised activities allowed only if consistent with agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Condition of authorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Modification of particular provisions if preferred tenderer appointed 109 Concurrent applications Concurrent notice may be given by ATP holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Requirements for holder of EP (coal) or MDL (coal) if concurrent PL application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Adverse effects test Table for pt 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Authorised activities allowed only if no adverse effects . . . . . . . 114 Expedited land access for petroleum resource authority holders 114 General provisions Information exchange Resource authority holders must exchange information . . . . . . . 115 Annual meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Page 7 Not authorised —indicative only
Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Not authorised —indicative only Division 2 157 158 159 160 Division 3 Subdivision 1 161 162 163 164 165 166 Subdivision 2 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 Division 4 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 Chapter 5 Part 1 Division 1 186 Page 8 Ministerial powers Requirement to give copy of agreed joint development plan . . . Amendment of agreed joint development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Request for information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Right of appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compensation Preliminary Definitions for div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is lost production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is PL major gas infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is PL minor gas infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is PL connecting infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is ATP major gas infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liability to compensate Liability of ML (coal) holder to compensate PL holder . . . . . . . . Liability of ML (coal) holder to compensate ATP holder . . . . . . . Meeting compensation liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minimising compensation liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offsetting of compensation liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reconciliation payments and replacement gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claiming compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Availability of dispute resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dispute resolution Application of div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Definitions for div 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nomination of arbitrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arbitrator’s functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Expert appointed by arbitrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Application of Commercial Arbitration Act 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costs of arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Effect of arbitrator’s decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copy of award and reasons for award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Applications and other documents Processing applications Preliminary Definitions for pt 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 118 119 119 120 120 120 121 122 122 123 124 125 125 126 126 127 127 128 129 129 129 130 131 131 131 131 132
187 Division 2 188 189 190 191 192 Division 3 193 Division 4 194 195 Part 2 196 Chapter 6 Part 1 197 198 199 200 201 Part 2 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 Chapter 7 Part 1 212 Part 2 213 Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Application of pt 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making, amending and withdrawing applications Requirements for applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invalid applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Substantial compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amending applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Withdrawing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directions about applications Deciding authority may make directions about applications . . . . Deciding applications Criteria for considering applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notice of decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lodging documents Lodging documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Resource authority register Register to be kept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Access to register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arrangements with other departments for copies from register . Supply of statistical data from register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief executive may correct register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other provisions Practice manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fees—payment methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fees—evidence and timing of payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief executive may require particular information . . . . . . . . . . . References to right to enter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delegation of functions or powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Functions or powers carried out through agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approved forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regulation-making power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Savings and transitional provisions for Act No. 47 of 2014 Preliminary Definitions for ch 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provisions for dealings Incomplete registration of dealings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 132 133 134 134 134 135 136 136 137 138 139 139 140 141 142 143 144 144 145 145 145 145 146 146 146 Page 9 Not authorised —indicative only
Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Not authorised —indicative only 214 215 216 Part 3 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 223A 224 224A 225 226 227 228 228A 228B 228C 228D 228E 228F Part 4 Division 1 229 230 231 Page 10 Continuing effect of indicative approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Unrecorded associated agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Transfer of matters to new register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Provisions for land access Definitions for pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Existing land access code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Existing conduct and compensation agreement requirements—carrying out authorised activity within 600m of school or occupied residence 150 Existing entry notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Existing waiver of entry notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Existing deferral agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Existing access agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Existing consent given by reserve owner to exploration permit holder or mineral development licence holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Existing conditions imposed by public land authority for entry to public land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Continuing notifiable road use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Existing road use directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Existing written consent to enter land given by second resource authority holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Existing conduct and compensation agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Existing negotiations for conduct and compensation agreement or deferral agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Existing road compensation agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Existing requirements under Mineral Resources Act to obtain written consent of owner to enter restricted land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Existing requirements under Geothermal Act to obtain written consent of owner to carry out authorised activities on particular land . . . . . 159 Land access requirements for particular applications under Mineral Resources Act not decided before commencement . . . . . . . . . . 160 Land access requirements for particular applications under Geothermal Act not decided before commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Land access requirements for relevant resource authorities applied for before commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Provisions for overlapping coal and petroleum resource authorities Preliminary Definitions for pt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Ch 4 definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Overlapping resource authorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
231A Division 1A 231B Division 2 232 233 Division 2A 233A Division 3 234 235 236 237 Division 4 238 240 Division 4A 241A Division 5 242 243 Chapter 8 Part 1 244 Part 2 245 246 Schedule 1 1 2 3 4 Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents Existing agreement between resource holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Overlapping exploration resource authorities Exploration resource authorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Resource authorities granted over existing production resource authorities Coal resource authority granted over existing PL . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Petroleum resource authority granted over existing ML (coal) . . 166 Existing applications under Mineral Resources Act, chapter 6 Application for ML (coal) over land in area of existing ATP . . . . . 167 Existing applications under Mineral Resources Act, chapter 8 Application for ML (coal) over land in area of ATP (without consent) 168 Application for ML (coal) over land in area of ATP (with consent) 169 Application for ML (coal) over land in area of PL (without consent) 170 Application for ML (coal) over land in area of PL (with consent) . 171 Existing applications under P&G Act, chapter 3 Application for PL over land in area of coal exploration authority 171 Application for PL over land in area of ML (coal) . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Undecided ML (coal) and PL applications Application for ML (coal) and application for PL both undecided before commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Modification of particular provisions of Common Provisions Act for Surat Basin area Application of div 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Requirements for advance notice and acceleration notice . . . . . 175 Further transitional provisions Transitional provision for Land Access Ombudsman Act 2017 Provision inserted into Act prevails over provision of transitional regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Transitional provisions for Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 Election notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Recovery of particular negotiation and preparation costs . . . . . . 177 Owners of land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Freehold land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Deed of grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Fee simple being purchased from State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Public roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Page 11 Not authorised —indicative only
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Contents 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Schedule 2 Busways, railways and other land used to transport . . . . . . . . . . Forests and quarry materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parks and reserves under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 . . Wet tropics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trustee land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other public lands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 180 180 181 181 181 182 182 182 183 Page 12
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 1] Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 An Act to provide for the first step in creating a simplified common framework for managing resource authorities in order to optimise development and use of Queensland’s mineral and energy resources and to manage overlapping coal and petroleum resource authorities for coal seam gas Chapter 1 Preliminary Part 1 Introduction 1 Short title This Act may be cited as the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 . 2 Commencement This Act commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation. Part 2 Purposes and application of Act 3 Main purposes The main purposes of this Act are— Current as at [Not applicable] Page 13
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 4] (a) to consolidate particular provisions common to each of the Resource Acts; and (b) to provide for particular common processes that apply to resource authorities; and (c) to manage overlapping coal and petroleum resource authorities for coal seam gas; and (d) to assist in achieving the purposes of each of the Resource Acts. 4 How main purposes are achieved (1) The main purposes are achieved by providing for the following matters mainly in this Act, rather than in each of the Resource Acts— (a) dealings, caveats and associated agreements; (b) land access; (c) the new framework for overlapping coal and petroleum resource authorities for coal seam gas; (d) the resource authority register; (e) other miscellaneous matters. (2) It is the intention of Parliament that this Act be the first step towards the replacement of the Resource Acts with a simplified common framework that will apply to all resource authorities. 5 Act binds all persons (1) This Act binds all persons, including the State and as far as the legislative power of the Parliament permits, the Commonwealth and the other States. (2) Nothing in this Act makes the State, the Commonwealth or another State liable to be prosecuted for an offence against this Act. Page 14 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 6] 6 Relationship with Resource Acts (1) This Act is to be read and construed with, and as if it formed part of, each Resource Act. (2) Without limiting subsection (1), the following principles apply— (a) this Act is not intended to exclude, limit or otherwise affect the operation of a Resource Act unless this Act otherwise expressly provides; (b) a reference to ‘this Act’ in a provision of a Resource Act relating to any of the following matters includes a reference to this Act— (i) the functions or powers of an authorised officer under a Resource Act, including, for example, the power to give a compliance direction; (ii) the functions or powers of a Minister under a Resource Act, including, for example, the power to take noncompliance action; (iii) proceedings for an offence against a provision of a Resource Act; (c) if the context permits, a reference to ‘this Act’ in a provision of a Resource Act, other than a provision mentioned in paragraph (b), includes a reference to this Act. (3) Without limiting subsection (2)(a), this Act is not intended to exclude, limit or otherwise affect the following unless this Act otherwise expressly provides— (a) the power under a Resource Act to grant a resource authority; (b) the carrying out of authorised activities for a resource authority; (c) the duties, obligations, requirements or restrictions imposed on a resource authority holder. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 15
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 7] (4) Despite subsections (2)(a) and (3), if this Act is inconsistent with a Resource Act, this Act prevails to the extent of the inconsistency. (5) Without limiting subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4)— (a) if a provision of this Act deals with a particular matter and a provision of a Resource Act deals with the same matter and it is impossible to comply with both provisions, a person must comply with the provision of this Act and is excused from complying with the provision of the Resource Act, to the extent that it can not be complied with; and (b) if a provision of this Act deals with a particular matter and a provision of a Resource Act deals with the same matter and it is possible to comply with both provisions, a person must comply with both provisions. 7 Reference to a Resource Act includes reference to this Act If the context permits, a reference in another Act or document to a Resource Act is taken to include a reference to this Act. Part 3 Interpretation Division 1 Dictionary 8 Definitions The dictionary in schedule 2 defines particular words used in this Act. Page 16 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Division 2 Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 9] Key definitions 9 What is a Resource Act Each of the following is a Resource Act (a) the Mineral Resources Act; (b) the P&G Act; (c) the 1923 Act; (d) the Geothermal Act; (e) the Greenhouse Gas Act. 10 What is a resource authority Each of the following is a resource authority (a) any of the following under the Mineral Resources Act— a prospecting permit; a mining claim; an exploration permit; a mineral development licence; a mining lease; a water monitoring authority; (b) any of the following under the P&G Act— an authority to prospect; a petroleum lease; a data acquisition authority; a water monitoring authority; a survey licence; a pipeline licence; a petroleum facility licence; Current as at [Not applicable] Page 17
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 11] (c) any of the following under the 1923 Act— an authority to prospect; a lease; a water monitoring authority; (d) any of the following under the Geothermal Act— a geothermal exploration permit; a geothermal production lease; (e) any of the following under the Greenhouse Gas Act— a GHG exploration permit; a GHG injection and storage lease; a GHG injection and storage data acquisition authority. 11 What is the authorised area The authorised area , for a resource authority, means the area to which the resource authority relates. 12 Who is an owner of land and other things (1) An owner , of land, means each person as stated in schedule 1 for the land. (2) Also, a mortgagee of land is the owner of land if— (a) the mortgagee is acting as mortgagee in possession of the land and has the exclusive management and control of the land; or (b) the mortgagee, or a person appointed by the mortgagee, is in possession of the land and has the exclusive management and control of the land. (3) If land or another thing has more than 1 owner, a reference in this Act to the owner of the land or thing is a reference to each of its owners. Page 18 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 1 Preliminary [s 13] 13 What is private land (1) Private land is— (a) freehold land; or (b) an interest in land less than fee simple held from the State under another Act. (2) However, land is not private land to the extent of an interest in any of the following relating to the land— (a) a mining interest under the Mineral Resources Act; (b) a petroleum authority under the P&G Act or 1923 Act petroleum tenure under the 1923 Act; (c) a geothermal tenure under the Geothermal Act; (d) a GHG authority under the Greenhouse Gas Act; (e) an occupation right under a permit under the Land Act 1994 . (3) Also, land owned by a public land authority is not private land. 14 What is public land (1) Public land is any land other than— (a) private land; or (b) to the extent an interest in any of the following relates to the land— (i) a mining interest under the Mineral Resources Act; (ii) a petroleum authority under the P&G Act or 1923 Act petroleum tenure under the 1923 Act; (iii) a GHG authority under the Greenhouse Gas Act; (iv) a geothermal tenure under the Geothermal Act; (v) an occupation right under a permit under the Land Act 1994 . (2) Public land includes a public road. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 19
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements [s 15] 15 What is a public road A public road is an area of land that— (a) is open to or used by the public; and (b) is developed for or has as 1 of its main uses— (i) the driving or riding of motor vehicles; or (ii) pedestrian traffic; and (c) is controlled by a public road authority. Examples of an area of land that may be included in a road— a bridge, culvert, ford, tunnel or viaduct a pedestrian or bicycle path Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements Part 1 Dealings 16 What is a dealing A dealing , in relation to a resource authority, is— (a) any transaction or arrangement that causes the creation, variation, transfer or extinguishment of an interest in the resource authority; or (b) another transaction or arrangement, prescribed by regulation, that affects the resource authority. 17 Prescribed dealings require registration (1) A regulation may prescribe the dealings with a resource authority (each a prescribed dealing ) that must be registered under this part to have effect. Page 20 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements [s 18] (2) A prescribed dealing must not be registered without the Minister’s approval. (3) A prescribed dealing has no effect unless, and until, it is registered under this part. 18 Prohibited dealings have no effect (1) The following dealings with a resource authority are prohibited— (a) a dealing with a resource authority that transfers a divided part of the authorised area for the resource authority, unless the dealing is— (i) a sublease of a resource authority that is a lease; or (ii) a transfer of a sublease mentioned in subparagraph (i) or of a share in the sublease; (b) a dealing with a resource authority prescribed by regulation as prohibited. (2) A dealing with a resource authority prohibited under subsection (1) must not be registered under this part and has no effect. 19 Application for Minister’s approval to register dealing (1) The ordinary rule is that the following entities may apply to the Minister for approval to register a prescribed dealing— (a) the affected resource authority holder; (b) any other entity with the affected resource authority holder’s consent. (2) However, if a prescribed dealing is required to be executed because of the operation of a law, a regulation may change the ordinary rule by prescribing the following— (a) who may or must make the application; (b) the period within which the application must be made. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 21
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements [s 20] Example of dealing required to be executed because of the operation of a law— the transfer of an interest in a resource authority because of the death of the resource authority holder (3) Chapter 5, part 1 applies for processing the application, and the Minister must decide to either refuse to give the approval or give the approval with or without conditions. Note— See section 23 if the approval relates to a prescribed dealing for which an indicative approval has been given under that section. (4) In this section— affected resource authority holder means— (a) for a prescribed dealing affecting the whole of a resource authority—the holder of the resource authority; or (b) for a prescribed dealing affecting a share in a resource authority—the holder of the share. 20 Unpaid royalties prevent transfer of resource authority (1) This section applies if a prescribed dealing is a transfer of a resource authority or of a share in a resource authority. (2) However, this section does not apply if— (a) the share in the resource authority is being transferred to a person who already holds a share in the resource authority; and (b) the person transferring the share continues, after the transfer, to hold a share in the resource authority. (3) The Minister must not give an approval under section 19 while any royalty payable by the holder of the resource authority remains unpaid. Page 22 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements [s 21] 21 Security may be required (1) This section applies if a prescribed dealing is a transfer of a resource authority or of a share in a resource authority. (2) As a condition of deciding to give an approval under section 19, the Minister may require the proposed transferee to give the State security for the resource authority. (3) The provisions of the relevant Resource Act for giving security for the type of resource authority are taken to apply to the proposed transferee and the security as if the security were given under those provisions. Examples of the provisions of the relevant Resource Act— For the Geothermal Act, see chapter 6, part 4. For the Greenhouse Gas Act, see chapter 5, part 6. For the Mineral Resources Act, see sections 83, 144, 190 and 277. For the 1923 Act, see part 6G. For the P&G Act, see chapter 5, part 1. 22 Effect of registration and Minister’s approval The registration of a prescribed dealing, or the Minister’s approval to register the dealing under section 19, allows the dealing to have effect according to its terms but does not of itself give the dealing any more effect or validity than it would otherwise have. 23 Indication of Minister’s approval to register (1) This section applies for a proposed prescribed dealing. (2) The prescribed applicant for the proposed prescribed dealing may apply to the Minister for an indication of (an indicative approval )— (a) whether the Minister is likely to give approval to register the proposed prescribed dealing; and (b) what, if any, conditions are likely to be imposed by the Minister. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 23
Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements [s 23] Not authorised —indicative only (3) Chapter 5, part 1 applies for processing the application, and the Minister must decide to either refuse to give the indicative approval or give the indicative approval with or without conditions. (4) Subsection (5) applies if— (a) the indicative approval indicates the Minister will give approval to register the proposed prescribed dealing; and (b) within the prescribed period, the prescribed applicant applies to the Minister under section 19 for approval to register the proposed prescribed dealing. (5) The Minister must grant the approval in accordance with the indicative approval unless— (a) the proposed prescribed dealing is a transfer of the resource authority and the proposed transferee is not eligible to be a resource authority holder under this Act or the relevant Resource Act; or (b) the application for the indicative approval contained incorrect material information or omitted material information and, had the Minister been aware of the discrepancy, the Minister would not have given the indicative approval; or (c) preconditions for the indicative approval have not been complied with. (6) To remove any doubt, it is declared that granting of the approval is subject to sections 20 and 21. (7) In this section— preconditions , for an indicative approval, means conditions imposed on the approval under this section that must be complied with before a related application is made for approval under section 19. prescribed applicant , for a proposed prescribed dealing, means the entity that may, under section 19(1) or (2), apply for approval to register the dealing. Page 24 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Part 2 Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements [s 24] Caveats 24 Definition for pt 2 In this part— affected resource authority , for a caveat, means the resource authority over which the caveat is lodged. 25 Lodging of caveat (1) A person claiming an interest in a resource authority may lodge a caveat over the resource authority if the caveat— (a) complies with the prescribed requirements for it; and (b) is not a prohibited caveat; and (c) is accompanied by the fee prescribed by regulation. (2) On receipt of the caveat, the chief executive must— (a) record its existence in the register; and (b) notify each holder of the affected resource authority of the receipt of the caveat; and (c) notify all other persons who have a registered interest in the resource authority, and any subsisting prior caveator, of the receipt of the caveat. (3) A caveat has no effect for this Act if— (a) it does not comply with the prescribed requirements for it; or (b) it is a prohibited caveat. (4) In this section— prohibited caveat means a caveat of a type, prescribed by regulation, that can not be lodged. registered interest , in a resource authority, means an interest in the resource authority recorded in the register. Current as at [Not applicable] Page 25
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements [s 26] 26 Effect of lodging caveat (1) Until a caveat lapses, is withdrawn or is removed, the caveat prevents registration of a dealing in relation to the affected resource authority from the date and time endorsed by the chief executive on the caveat as the caveat’s date and time of lodgement. (2) However— (a) lodgement of a caveat does not prevent registration of an instrument of a type prescribed by regulation; and (b) if a caveat is lodged over only a share in a resource authority, lodgement of the caveat does not prevent registration of a dealing in relation to the other shares in the resource authority. (3) A caveat does not create an interest in the affected resource authority. 27 Lapsing of caveat (1) A caveat lapses— (a) for a caveat for which there was consent—at the expiration of the term, if any, stated in the caveat; or (b) for a caveat for which there was no consent— (i) if an order of the Land Court is in force in relation to the caveat—at the expiration of the order; or (ii) otherwise—at the expiration of 3 months after the date of lodgement of the caveat or a shorter term stated in the caveat. (2) If there was consent to a caveat and the caveat does not state a term for which it continues, the caveat continues until it is withdrawn or removed. (3) There is consent to a caveat only if each holder of the affected resource authority has consented to the lodgement of the caveat and the consent is lodged together with the caveat. Page 26 Current as at [Not applicable]
Not authorised —indicative only Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 Chapter 2 Dealings, caveats and associated agreements [s 28] 28 Withdrawal or removal of caveat (1) The caveator for a caveat may withdraw the caveat by notifying the chief executive in writing. (2) Either of the following persons may apply to the Land Court for an order that a caveat be removed— (a) a person who has a right or interest (present or prospective) in the affected resource authority; (b) a person whose right (present or prospective) to deal with the affected resource authority is affected by the caveat. Note— See the Land Court Rules 2000 for how to make an application to the Land Court. (3) The Land Court may make the order— (a) whether or not the caveator has been served with the application; and (b) on the terms it considers appropriate. 29 Recording of lapsing, withdrawal or removal of caveat As soon as practicable after a caveat lapses, is withdrawn or is ordered to be removed, the chief executive must record the lapse, withdrawal or removal in the register. 30 Further caveat not available to same person (1) This section applies if a caveat (the original caveat ) is lodged over an interest in an affected resource authority. (2) A further caveat with the same caveator can not be lodged over the interest on the same, or substantially the same, grounds as those stated in the original caveat unless— (a) the consent of each holder of the affected resource authority is lodged with the caveat; or Current as at [Not applicable] Page 27
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