Extractive Industry Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate an extractive industry. An extractive industry involves the quarrying and excavation of stone, gravel, clay, limestone loam and other materials. This includes activities associated with the extraction process, such as:

  • Stripping vegetation and top soil;
  • Stockpiling, excavating and earthworks;
  • Loading of trucks and associated vehicle movements; and
  • Blasting rehabilitation.

This licence is required for all land other than Crown land. However, it does not apply to the extraction of minerals authorised under mining legislation, or to a land owner extracting materials from their own land whose sole purpose is to use those materials on that land. You may also be required to obtain planning approval to operate your extractive industry.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Comply with the notification requirements specified in the local law;
  • Provide 3 copies of a plan of the excavation site showing the information specified in the local law;
  • Provide 3 copies of a works and excavation program detailing the information specified in the local law;
  • Provide 3 copies of a rehabilitation and decommissioning programme indicating the information specified in the local law;
  • Provide a certificate from a licensed surveyor certifying the information specified in the local law; and
  • Provide any other information required by the local law.

Planning and environmental approvals may also be required.

Duration

Up to 21 years.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$739.00

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for an Extractive Industry Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Shire of Ashburton

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Extractive Industries Local Law 2013

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Shire of Ashburton


Operating address:
Lot 246, Poinciana Street
Tom Price
WA 6751
Mailing address:
PO BOX 567
Tom Price, Western Australia 6751

Phone:

08 91884444

Fax:

08 91892252
soa@ashburton.wa.gov.au

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