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Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development



Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

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Followed up 45 incidents out of 733 reports, including eight major investigations. Undertook clearance audits for title relinquishment of 260 tenements. A further 808 assessments were made in respect of tenement grants, renewals or other dealings. Undertook 161 inspections of 42 different mining sites. Exploration and Mining Titles Services the exploration and mining industries through the processing and valid grant of all O exploration and mining tenure in the NT. Achievements for four Titles-related services are combined below. DC 03 Titles Affected by Commonwealth Legislation ^ Manages the procedures required to process exploration and mining tenure affected by the ^ Commonwealth Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act and the Native Title Act. < Compliance Service and maintains all granted exploration and mining tenure in the NT. Mining and Exploration Records Maintains and enhances the mineral titles database known as the Titles Management System (TMS) and, through its component called the Titles Information System (TIS), provides stakeholders with online access to textual and spatial information on mining tenure in the NT. Key Achievements The administration of mineral and petroleum titles involves synergies across Titles Divisions five services. In 2003-04, this resulted in a number of inter-related achievements. Improved the workability of procedures and processes under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act as a result of the release of the manual A Guide to Exploration and Mining on Aboriginal Land in the Northern Territory. Commenced review of the Mining Act. Commenced the Right to Negotiate procedures under the Native Title Act. Contributed to building of productive partnerships between the Government, Aboriginal Land Councils and industry. Table 10: Mineral Titles Applications Received and Granted for past Five Years Fiscal Year Total Exploration and Mining Title Applications Received Total Exploration and Mining Title Applications Granted 1999-00 439 25 2000-01 . - ' -'.502 .. 195 2001-02 366 307 2002-03 415 2003-04 292 226 Data Source: Titles Management System, DBIRD, as at 14 July 2004. Note: Titles granted may include applications lodged in a previous year. Variations in previously reported data may be attributed to database validation on title information commenced in June 2004. 4 3Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development

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