State Agreements Mining Wa

State agreements are not a one-size-fits-all approach to resource development in VA. Although all agreements have similar provisions, they are negotiated on a case-by-case basis and as such have project-specific clauses. There is a new demand for a review of the state agreements that have been concluded for decades between mining companies and the Western Australian government. The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) publishes state-of-the-art reports, maps and databases that document Western Australia`s geology and petroleum resources. Our mining team is involved in some of the largest and most important projects and agreements in the Australian mining sector. With unprecedented knowledge of all aspects of the mining life cycle, we are at the forefront of developments in this multifaceted sector with our strength and experience. The department`s products and services include advice on land access, land availability, processing and determining mining title applications, maintaining the title registration system, and managing tenant legal requirements. Legal Updates to the Mining and Construction Sector in VA A series of historic state agreements had either a set deadline or a fixed term for mining leases concluded under the state treaty. Therefore, in recent years, Parliament has had to consider extensions. Recently, prominent industry commentators have raised doubts about the continued usefulness and relevance of crown contracts for major projects in the twenty-first century.

In the early 2000s, the “Keating Review” of the project`s development approach system reported that the industry had differing views on the mechanism of the state agreement. Nearly two decades later, debate and discussion in Parliament on bills amending or ratifying state agreements provides insight into current views on state agreements and the role they could play in the future in Western Australia`s resource sector. The North West Shelf (Woodside) Agreement and the Railway and Port (The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd) are just two examples of agreements that have introduced local content obligations. The last state agreement to be amended by Parliament, the North West Gas Agreement, dates back 40 years when it was amended in 2019. . .