Blasting permit (Torres) - Queensland

Service summary

You need this permit to:

  • store explosives
  • prepare explosives for use
  • detonate explosives.

You must not store explosives unless:

  • you have a permit to use the explosives in blasting operations and comply with permit conditions applicable to storing explosives
  • another law authorises you to store explosives.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Authorised person

means a person (who must hold a Shotfirer's Licence under the Explosives Act 1999) authorised by local council to exercise the powers of an authorised person under this local law.

Blasting operations

means the preparation of explosives for use, or the detonation of explosives.

Duration

Council may only grant permits for specific blasting operations or a specified series of blasting operations to be conducted over a period specified in the permit.

Application

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Your permit does not take effect until you produce evidence (to an authorised person) that you have taken out an insurance policy insuring (on terms and conditions that are acceptable to council) both you and the council against liability for any personal injury and/or property damage resulting from operations.

When applying for a permit, keep the following in mind:

  • council must be satisfied that the person who is to carry out the blasting operations has the necessary knowledge and experience and has the necessary licence or authority required under the Explosives Act 1999
  • local law policy may specify criteria for granting blasting permits
  • council may only grant a permit to the person who will be responsible for carrying out the blasting operations.

Additional information

Blasting regulations are intended to ensure, as far as practicable, that:

  • the council receives appropriate advance notice of the use of explosives in its area
  • the explosives are used in accordance with appropriate safety standards
  • the use of explosives does not result in personal injury, property damage or environmental harm.

You must carry out blasting operations in accordance with the Explosives Act 1999, the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999, the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, the Petroleum Act 1923 and the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Council may grant permits with certain conditions, such as:

  • you must limit the quantity of explosives used
  • regulating when you may carry out the blasting operations
  • regulating the placement of explosives
  • requiring you to give advance notice of the blasting operations to occupiers of adjacent land
  • requiring you to report operation results to Council (including the nature of rock or earth formations encountered in the course of the operations)
  • your compliance with specified safety requirements in carrying, storing and using explosives (in addition to the requirements of other laws)
  • prescribing conditions that may be imposed in a permit (or that would ordinarily be imposed in a permit).

You must take all reasonable precautions to prevent personal injury and property damage.

Business uses of this permit include:

  • blasting
  • mining
  • excavations.

Administering agency

Torres Shire Council

Local law(s) name

Torres Shire Council - Local Law 7 (Blasting Operations)

Contact details

Torres Shire Council


Operating address:
68 Douglas Street
Thursday Island, Queensland 4875
Mailing address:
PO BOX 171
Thursday Island, Queensland 4875

Phone:

07 4069 1336

Fax:

07 4069 1845
admin@torres.qld.gov.au

Supporting information

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