Crown Minerals Act 1991

54 Access to land for minerals other than petroleum

(1)

This section shall not apply to minimum impact activities.

(2)

The holder of a permit in respect of a mineral (other than petroleum) shall not prospect, explore, or mine on or in land to which his or her permit relates otherwise than in accordance with an access arrangement—

(a)

agreed in writing between the permit holder and each owner and occupier of the land; or

(b)

determined by an arbitrator in accordance with this Act.

(3)

Subsection (2) does not apply if the permit relates to—

(a)

land in the continental shelf; or

(b)

land in the common marine and coastal area.

Section 54(2): amended, on 19 February 2019, by section 13(1) of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 2).

Section 54(2)(a): substituted, on 28 September 1993, by section 10 of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 139).

Section 54(2)(b): substituted, on 28 September 1993, by section 10 of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 139).

Section 54(3): replaced, on 24 May 2013, by section 39 of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 14).

Section 54(3)(b): replaced, on 19 February 2019, by section 13(2) of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 2).