Landholder compensation

  • Before a mining claim, mining lease or access to either tenure can be granted over a landholder's land, compensation for landholders has to be settled.

  • Landholders are entitled to compensation under the Mineral Resources Act 1989 if a mining claim or mining lease covers the surface of their land, or if their land is used to access either of these tenures.

  • You will be notified whenever a miner applies for a new mining claim, mining lease or access over your land. You will also be notified when they apply to renew an existing claim or lease.

  • It's important to remember a compensation agreement or determination binds future landholders of the property as well as any new holder of the mining claim or mining lease.