Action item 14.5




That the Government immediately considers and implements mechanisms to retrospectively apply Recommendation 14.4 to granted exploration permits.

Target completion date


Reform area
Planning for industry
Project action
Defining areas, processing and mechanisms for no-go areas
Lead agency
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Action item update

Implementation progress

The government’s Reserved Block Policy determines that it will be negotiating with exploration permit holders that have identified reserved blocks on their tenure to relinquish those areas from their permit area.