Achieving High Standards in Permitting: Why Bother, and What's in it for the Miner?

Achieving High Standards in Permitting - How?

With the government producing new initiatives to streamline the mining approval process and indications of a full resource sector recovery in Australia it is essential that your company’s application process represents optimal efficiency.

Delays in the mining approvals process causes problems for all stakeholders, costing money and placing a strain on resources for both mining companies and government departments.

This highly rated presentation from John Yeates, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ivernia Magellan Metals discussing the issues that affect high standards in permitting and offers a perspective from his experience.

John suggests and discusses solutions based on the following premises:

  • Fully, thoroughly and clearly define the project, and assess the environmental and social risks using appropriate expertise. Work with regulators and other stakeholders. Patience and detail!
  • Define options for managing risks, and fully evaluate each detail!
  • Communicate genuinely with all stakeholders, before decisions are cast in stone, and before commitments are made (no fait accompli!). Openness and flexibility!
  • Ensure appropriate management plans are fully developed to manage risks, and commitments made to implement them. Detail!

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Achieving High Standards in Permitting: Why Bother, and What's in it for the Miner?.

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