Enforceable undertakings

An enforceable undertaking is one of the ways the Earth Resources Regulator can ensure an issue at a Victorian quarry or mine is acted upon.

It is an agreement with an authority holder who has allegedly breached their obligations under the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (the Act), associated regulations or as stated on their work authority or work plan.

An enforceable undertaking typically addresses the activities that have resulted in the alleged breach and its consequences. It also includes a commitment by the authority holder to make amends in ways over and above complying with their regulatory obligations.

Under the Act, the authority holder may only vary their enforceable undertaking with the consent of the Earth Resources Regulator (acting on the Minister’s behalf).

An enforceable undertaking agreement will only be entered into when this is considered an appropriate action.

Informing the public

The Earth Resources Regulator may inform the public about an enforceable undertaking in several ways. These include publishing details on the Resources Victoria website, in newsletters or via media statements.

Current enforceable undertakings

Accessible versions of the following current enforceable undertakings can be requested by emailing errfeedback@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd

Work Authority: WA279

Date accepted: 28 September 2023

Page last updated: 17 Nov 2023