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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Forward by certified mail a notice to the owners and occupiers of all land adjoining the land upon which extractive work is proposed outlining all intentions to conduct an extractive industry;
- Establish that the extractive work proposed will not be detrimental to the proposed area;
- Obtain all relevant planning permits from the Council;
- Provide information on the estimated timing and stages of the proposed excavation;
- Provide details of the methods to be employed in the proposed excavation and a description of any on site processing works;
- Provide a bond, bank guarantee or other security to ensure that the proposed area will be properly restored or reinstated;
- Provide a description of the measures to be taken to comply with the Environmental Protection Regulations; and
- Have at all times a current liability insurance policy taken out in the joint names of the licensee and the local government.
Valid until 31 December each year.
Performance guarantee (per hectare or part thereof).
Application for an Extractive Industry Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)
Local law(s) name
Local Laws Relating to Extractive Industries 1998
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