Steps in process:

  1. Notice of Review6 Feb 2020
  2. Issues paper4 Mar 2020
  3. Initial ConsultationMar - May 2020
  4. Draft Report23 Jun 2020
  5. Report ConsultationJun - Jul 2020
  6. Final Report28 Aug 2020 - current step

Final Report

The Commission was tasked to evaluate and identify barriers and reform opportunities in the approvals process for quarries, in the use of their outputs in construction and elsewhere, and rehabilitation and post-closure land use.

The Commission reviewed the regulation, policies and practices applicable to the mining regulatory framework, including co-regulation and operating approvals that impact on quarries and the wider extractives industry supply chain. Balancing competing interests and achieving improvements without compromising other important government objectives has been a feature of the review.

The Commission thanks the many contributions from quarry operators, regulators, industry and professional associations, supply chain businesses and consultants, and other stakeholders.


The final report was delivered to the Premier on Friday, 28 August 2020 and was published on the SAPC website on 26 November 2020.

Government's Response to the Final Report

The Government's response to the final report was released on 26 November 2020 and can be found at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.


Di Wheeler
T: 08 8226 7744

Review Lead

Aaron Witthoeft
T: 08 8226 7107