As  a community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law, EDO NSW has made extensive comment on the management of mining in NSW. Mine rehabilitation should be considered as an integrated component in the overall management regime and our comments are made in the context of our previous recommendations on improving management of mining in NSW.

This submission broadly responds to the proposals outlined in the Discussion Paper but in our view, these proposals are insufficient to ensure appropriate management and regulation of mine rehabilitation. We therefore also provide comment on areas where further work is required.