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Failure to submit statutory returns - Infringement Notices

The Infringements Act 2006 provides a framework for issuing and serving of Infringement Notices for offences against the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (MRSDA).

The holder of a tenement granted under the MRSDA is required to submit statutory returns within prescribed deadlines.

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources will consider issuing an Infringement Notice to the holder of a tenement should they fail to complete the return by the required time.

Under the Infringements Act 2006, if an Infringement Notice is not paid by the due date further action can be undertaken by Civic Compliance Victoria. Where the Infringement Notice remains unpaid the matter will be referred to the Infringements Court.

The Infringements Act 2006 also allows for receivers of Infringement Notices to apply for an internal review and request that the matter be referred to the Magistrates Court.

It is important that you are aware of the above and ensure that all statutory returns are completed and lodged within the required deadlines.

For further information, please contact your Tenements Officer.