Extractive industries approval - Winton Shire Council - Queensland


You will need this approval if you intend to carry on an extractive industry.

Extractive industry refers to the recovery or processing of extractive materials such as soil, sand, gravel, rock, stone or other materials extracted from the earth. This does not include regulated substances like coals, minerals or petroleum.

If you are extracting over 5000t of extracting materials per year, you will also require an environmental authority (EA).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the council or local authority to identify any eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

There may be specific approval conditions that require you to:

  • take specified measures to protect the safety of persons working on the site and others
  • regulate access to the site
  • fence the site and stockpile of extractive materials
  • regulate the accumulation of water on the site
  • regulate the time when operations or specific aspects of the operations (such as blasting) may be carried out
  • take specified action to prevent or minimise pollution (including pollution of land, water or air and noise pollution)
  • plant and maintain vegetation to screen the site and prevent or minimise visual pollution
  • rehabilitate the land affected by the operations carried out under the approval
  • give security for compliance with the conditions of the permit
  • keep specified records containing information of a specified kind.


As specified


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Please contact the council for more information.


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Application process


Your application must include or be accompanied by:

  • details of:
    • the nature and location of the proposed operations
    • the extent and duration of the proposed operations and, if the operations are to be carried out in stages, the extent and duration of each stage of the operations
    • the number and the height of stockpiles to be produced in the course of the operations
    • the vehicles that are to be used to transport the extractive materials and the proposed haulage routes.
  • the written consent of the owner of the land (if you do not own the land you intend to use)
  • a certified copy, or other appropriate evidence, of the approval - if approval of the operations is required under another law
  • any prescribed fee
  • other information and materials as required by local law policy.

Administering agency

Winton Shire Council

Contact details

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