Regulatory actions

The Earth Resources Regulator takes action when we find resources sites with risks that are not appropriately managed, or authority holders not complying with their approved work plan. See below for information on remedial (section 110) and stop work (section 110A) notices issued, infringements, enforceable undertakings, prosecutions and other key regulatory decisions.

Information on this page complements the ERR Annual Statistical Report, which is the primary source for data and information on ERR activities.

If you have concerns about a resources site in Victoria, you can contact us.

2024

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Offsite discharge, dam maintenance, processing material from unauthorised sites, derelict equipment – Central Victoria – Quarry - Remedial Notices

In May 2024 the Earth Resources Regulator issued four remedial notices (MRSDA section 110) to the holder of a work authority (quarry) in Central Victoria.

The notices were issued for:

  • failure to comply with a work plan condition that requires the authority holder to prevent discharge of sediment off site
  • failure to maintain a dam which is likely to result in a risk to public safety, the environment, land, property or infrastructure (the adjacent Crown Land)
  • failure to comply with a work plan condition by accepting and processing material from sites other than as authorised
  • failure to comply with a work plan condition that requires the disposal of redundant equipment.

The notices require the authority holder to obtain a report by a suitably qualified person regarding the status of the dam, to install sediment controls to prevent any discharge offsite, to remove derelict equipment and to cease accepting and processing material from the sites authorised.

Tailings management – Central Victoria – Mine - Remedial Notices

In May 2024 the Earth Resources Regulator issued two remedial notices (MRSDA section 110) to the holder of a mining licence in Central Victoria.

The notices were issued for:

  • failure to monitor tailings storage facility, and it is likely to result in a risk to public safety, the environment, land, property or infrastructure
  • failure to assess the risk of tailings storage facilities, and it is likely to result in a risk to public safety, the environment, land, property or infrastructure.

The notices require the licence holder to install monitoring equipment and complete dam break assessments by suitably qualified consultant.

Page last updated: 17 May 2024