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NEW consultations & inquiries – last updated on 05 August 2020

Forestry Regulations amendment

The SA Government is seeking feedback on the proposed amendments to the Forestry Regulations 2013, which aim to develop a sustainable future for the recreational use of state forest reserves.
Public comment closes on 30 August 2020 >>

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Koonalda Cave Tourism Proposal

The SA Government is seeking feedback on a commercial tour operator’s proposal to conduct low impact commercial tour operations into Koonalda Cave. Minor modifications to the cave to facilitate safe access for guided visitors are also part of the tourism proposal.
Public comment closes on 1 September 2020 >>

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South Australian Water Register

The SA Government is seeking feedback on the draft Water Register Regulations which support a new and improved Water Register.
Public comment closes on 4 September 2020 >>


Existing consultations & inquiries – last updated on 05 August 2020

UPDATE | Consultation on Mining Regulations 2020

The SA Department for Energy and Mining has reported that it will release draft regulations in three packages:
– Land access
– Compliance and enforcement
– Operating approvals
The draft regulations for Package 1 (Land access) are now available for public comment.
Public comment closes on 11 September 2020 >>

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Mining tenement – Johnson’s Sand Pit

The SA Department for Energy and Mining is seeking feedback on a proposed mining lease for red sand across 44.38ha of land 6km west of Renmark.
Public comment closes on 6 August 2020 >>

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Mining tenement – Wombat Pit

The SA Department for Energy and Mining is seeking feedback on a proposed mining lease to extract limestone across 22.84ha of land in the Kadina area, approximately 11km east of Wallaroo.
Public comment closes on 6 August 2020 >>

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Draft Local Design Review Scheme

The SA Government is seeking feedback on its draft Local Design Review Scheme, which includes details of the requirements and Local Design Review process.
Public comment closes on 21 August 2020 >>

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Draft Waste Strategy 2020–2025

Green Industries SA is seeking feedback on a draft of South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2020–2025. It proposes targets, objectives and actions to continue SA’s efforts to achieve positive environmental outcomes while building the local industry and creating business opportunities locally and overseas.
Public comment now closes on 28 August 2020 >>

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Valuing our food waste

Green Industries SA is seeking feedback on the draft Valuing Our Food Waste: South Australia’s strategy to reduce and divert household and business food waste strategy. It supports the proposed state waste targets and proposes specific actions to reduce and divert food waste.
Public comment closes on 28 August 2020 >>

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Public Notification of Environmental Incidents

On 29 October 2019, an ABC news report highlighted two incidents involving Nyrstar at Port Pirie; a sulfuric acid spill in January 2019 and a 2017 cadmium concentration in groundwater. While neither incident was considered to pose a risk to the community, concerns were raised about how information related to these incidents was provided to the community. 

As an outcome of the review, the Board has developed an updated Engagement Charter for the EPA, which includes principles for notifying the public of environmental incidents.
Public comment on the charter is due by 31 August 2020 >>

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Proposed Groundwater Prohibition Area

The SA EPA is seeking feedback on its proposal to establish a groundwater prohibition area in parts of Keswick, Forestville, Ashford, Everard Park, Wayville and Mile End South. 
Public comment closes on 27 September 2020 >>


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