30 August 2023
Zero rent to encourage critical minerals exploration
Rent reduced to $0 for new and existing minerals exploration permits.
27 June 2023
Queensland's Critical Minerals Strategy unveiled
$245 million investment in Queensland’s critical minerals sector.
The strategy at a glance
The strategy outlines four key objectives, as well as new and existing actions, that will achieve Queensland’s ambition for a prosperous critical minerals sector.
The Critical Minerals Office
The delivery of the strategy will be driven by a dedicated office—Critical Minerals Queensland—which will be established as a centralised point for industry, investors and community, and will bring dedicated focus to the Queensland Government’s ambition to grow the sector.
The four key objectives
Move faster, smarter
- Critical Minerals Zones (funding: $75 million)
- Explore remaining mineralisation in mine waste (funding: $5 million)
- Facilitate secondary prospectivity for critical minerals
- Rent reduction for exploration (approximately $55 million in forgone revenue)
- Profile and promote Queensland (funding: $1 million)
Build value chains
- Deliver the Critical Minerals and Battery Technology Fund (funding: $100 million)
Foster research and ESG excellence
- Partner with industry to build ESG excellence (funding: $1 million)
- Research and development in circular economy and mining (funding: $8 million)
The strategy is about futureproofing the next generation of jobs for Queensland, diversifying and decarbonising our economy, and ensuring Queensland’s future sustainable economic prosperity. It is about acting now, with industry, community and First Nations, to secure our future.
The Queensland Critical Minerals Strategy is a simple, certain and sophisticated path forward to manufacture our future.Download The Queensland Critical Minerals Strategy (PDF, 2.1MB)