How to Develop a Resources Project in Queensland


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The laws relating to the development of resources projects have recently undergone the biggest changes in 25 years and this is just the beginning of the proposed legislative reform. There are now more options than ever before for the approvals pathway and choosing the correct pathway for your project could save significant time and money.

This workshop will help you to understand the legal framework associated with developing a resources project in Queensland and equip you to make the right decisions.

Who should attend our How to Develop a Resources Project in Queensland workshop?

  • Project managers
  • Approvals personnel
  • Environmental consultants
  • Mining, gas and infrastructure proponents
  • Government officers required to assess resources projects
  • Land access personnel
  • Personnel responsible for stakeholder engagement and management.
What we'll cover
  • The laws relating to the development of resources projects including recent changes that are the most dramatic in 25 years
  • Interaction between resources projects and planning laws, including the Regional Planning Interests Act 2014
  • Alternative environmental assessment pathways including the interaction between State and Federal approvals
  • Land access – ordinary and native title
  • Overlapping tenures
  • Access to water and water rights associated with resources tenements
  • Special State powers to facilitate approvals including State Development Areas and private infrastructure facilities
  • The role of various State agencies, including the Coordinator-General
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Possible challenges to approvals and how to reduce the risk associated with such challenges.
What you'll learn
  • Understanding of mining and petroleum legislation in Queensland and interaction with State and Federal environmental legislation
  • How the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 can be used to assist your project, including for compulsory acquisition
  • When to use what environmental assessment, examining processes under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971
  • Understanding bilateral agreements between the State and Commonwealth and how they can assist your project
  • Understanding of rights and requirements under the Water Act 2000
  • Understanding of land access processes for both ordinary title and native title
  • Be able to identify the possible challenges to project approvals, when they can occur and methods to reduce the risk associated with these challenges
  • Understand the role and the powers of the Coordinator-General.
Event Details
Dates are scheduled on a needs basis.
To register your interest please email
or click the registration button below.
8.45am for 9.00am - 4.30pm
Cost: Inc GST
$1,374 per person
$1,237 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,168 per person if in a group of three or more 
Brisbane: Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110

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What our clients say about our How to Develop a Resources Project in Queensland workshop:

"Provided a good appreciation of all the steps/approvals proponents need to get a project off the ground."

"Mark Geritz knows mining development law better than anyone else."

"The training provided a good understanding of how different approval processes work together."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.