Levy structure to fund OGIA mining-related functions
The Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment’s (OGIA) functions in managing the impacts of petroleum and gas development have been in place since 2011.
From 6 December 2016, the legislation was amended to provide a more consistent approach to managing underground water impacts from development in both mining, and petroleum and gas. As a result, OGIA’s existing role has expanded to include relevant mining development.
Read about the role and functions of OGIA.
Decision Regulatory Impact Statement
The Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) presents the preferred options for the levy structure following public consultation that was undertaken from 17 June 2019 to 15 July 2019.
- Decision regulatory impact statement (PDF, 485.2KB)
- Appendix: Consultation regulatory impact statement (PDF, 688.0KB)
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More information about OGIA’s water-related functions
OGIA is responsible for assessing and managing the impacts of groundwater extraction from resource operations in cumulative management areas (CMAs). The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is considering the inclusion of coal mining tenures in the Surat CMA to manage potential cumulative impacts on groundwater by multiple resource tenure holders.
Read more information on the potential inclusion of coal mining in the Surat CMA.
Last updated 4 May 2021