Regulation review and reform
New extractive industries regulations commence on 26 January 2020. This page is being reviewed and may require updates.
We are committed to improving our regulatory system.
Our regulatory activities are appropriate, targeted, and consistent with best practice to deliver the maximum benefits to industry and the state.
Regulatory Impact Statements
We recently sought feedback on the proposed Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019.
The aim was to ensure the proposed regulations are well-targeted, effective and appropriate, and impose the lowest possible burden on Victorian businesses and the community.
Find out more on Engage Vic.
The regulations have now commenced. Find out more about the changes to the mineral industries regulations.
About Regulatory Impact Statements
A Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) assesses potential impacts of a new regulation to understand whether it's likely to achieve the desired outcomes.
A RIS is important because regulation often has many impacts that can be difficult to foresee without detailed study and consultation with affected parties.
Regulatory Impact Statements offer the community an important opportunity to discuss changes to regulation; and require thorough consideration of the costs and benefits of proposals.
We prepare Regulatory Impact Statements for any new or changed regulation under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994.
View past Regulatory Impact Statements.
Committed to continuous improvement
We are focussed on improving our regulatory system.
We recently completed a continuous improvement project with the Commissioner for Better Regulation which led to a Regulatory Transition Taskforce being set up.
The taskforce is responsible for putting in place recommendations from the Commissioner for Better Regulation; and to drive improvements in regulation.
We are working with the taskforce, industry and co-regulators to speed up delivery of a robust regulatory system that meets community expectations and promotes sector growth.
For more information about improvements in earth resources regulation:
Page last updated: 02 Jul 2020