Department of the Legislative Assembly

Mining and Petroleum Authorisations, Evaluations and Compliance Divisions

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WRITTEN QUESTIONS
11th Assembly


09/04/2010

101. Mining and Petroleum Authorisations, Evaluations and Compliance Divisions

Mr Westra van Holthe to MINISTER for Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources

QUESTION
    1. In relation to the Mining and Petroleum Authorisations, Evaluations and Compliance Divisions, during 2009:
        (a) How many applications for Authorisations under the Mining Management Act were received (in terms of exploration, extractive or other mining projects).
        (b) How many Authorisations under the Mining Management Act were issued.
        (c) What was the volume and value of minerals and extractive minerals mined in the Northern Territory.

    2. And as of 1 April 2010:
        (a) What is the staffing allocation, by numbers, level and position description, of the Petroleum related activity groups.
        (b) What is the staffing allocation, by numbers, level and position description, of the Mining related activity groups.
        (c) How many positions, by level, are vacant.
        (d) How many positions, by level, are filled on an acting basis.
        (e) What is the total amount of security held by the department against Authorisations under the Mining Management Act.
        (f) What is the total amount of security outstanding/not yet received against Authorisations under the Mining Management Act.
        (g) How many Authorised mining operations, that were required to, had not reported mineral and extractive mineral production volumes and values for 2009

ANSWER


Answered on 28/05/2010
MINING AND PETROLEUM AUTHORISATIONS, EVALUATIONS AND COMPLIANCE DIVISIONs

ANSWER


1. In relation to the Mining and Petroleum Authorisations, Evaluations and Compliance divisions, during 2009:

(a) How many applications for Authorisations under the Mining Management Act were received (in terms of exploration, extractive or other mining projects)?
109 applications for Authorisations were received during 2009.

(b) How many Authorisations under the Mining Management Act were issued?
100 Authorisations were issued during 2009.

(c) What was the volume and value of minerals and extractive minerals mined in the Northern Territory?
This information is contained in the Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources 2008-09 Annual Report.

2. And as of 1 April 2010:

(a) What is the staffing allocation, by numbers, level and position description, of the Petroleum related activity groups?
Petroleum





1. Director of Energy (% of)
ECO2 - PN 10080

2. Assistant Director of Energy (% of)
EO1 - PN 15407

3. Manager Petroleum Titles
AO7 - PN: 9481

4. Senior Project Officer
AO6 – PN 24738

5. Titles Officer
AO4 – PN9482

6. Team Leader Energy Operations
P4 - PN: 9480

7. Senior Energy Engineer
P3 - PN: 9479

8. Senior Energy Engineer
P3 - PN: 9477

9. Senior Energy Engineer
P3 - PN: 9478

10. Energy Engineer
P2 - PN: 15114

11. Energy Engineer
P1 - PN: 15113

12. Petroleum Geologist
P3 – PN 23652

13. Data Management
P2 – PN 24960

14. Database Support (% of)
AO5 - PN 15801

15. Charting (% of)
AO4 - PN 15797

16. Charting (% of)
AO3 – PN 10086

17. Native Title and Aboriginal Land Rights Unit - (% of)
AO6 – PN 17200

18. Native Title and Aboriginal Land Rights Unit - (% of)
AO5 – PN 15813


(b) What is the staffing allocation, by numbers, level and position description, of the Mining related activity groups?
    Mining Performance division
    1. Director
ECO2 - PN 10114
    2. Strategic and Policy Adviser
ECO1 - PN 10188
    3. Statutory Register Management
AO6 - PN: 4930
    4. Project Officer
AO5 - PN: 10067
    5. Systems Officer
AO5 - PN: 4931
    6. Support Officer
AO3 -PN 10115
    7. Support Officer
AO3 - PN 10124
    Rum Jungle Project
    8. Principal Mining Scientist
P4 - PN: 28218
    9. Project Officer
AO6 – PN: 27509
    10. Environmental Scientist
P2 - PN: 28302
    11. Environmental Scientist
P2 - PN: 28301 P2
    12. Environmental Scientist
P2 - PN: 28300
    13. Environmental Scientist
P1 - PN: 28299
    Environmental Monitoring unit
    14. Manager Environmental Monitoring Unit
T4 - PN: 10121
    15. Senior Technical Officer
T3 - PN: 10097
    16. Technical Officer
T2 - PN: 10123
    17. Technical Officer
T1 - PN: 18880
    Evaluations
    18. Evaluations Team Leader
P3 - PN: 10117
    19. Environmental Scientist
P2 - PN: 10119
    20. Evaluation Project Officer
P2 - PN: 10129
    21. Environmental Scientist – Mining
P2 - PN: 18887
    22. Environmental Scientist – Mining
P2 - PN: 12331
    Uranium
    23. Uranium Advisor
P3 - PN 10109
    24. Mining Audit Officer
P1 - PN 52315
    Mining Team 1
    25. Mining Team Leader
P3 - PN 10118
    26. Mining Project Officer
AO6 - PN 25109
    27. Mining Audit Officer (A/S)
P2 - PN 29286
    Mining Team 2
    28. Mining Team Leader
P3 - PN 10112
    29. Mining Audit Officer
P2 - PN 10111
    30. Mining Project Officer
AO6 - PN 10095
    31. Mining Project Officer
AO6 - PN 18184
    Mining Team 3
    32. Mining Team Leader
P3 - PN: 10126
    33. Mining Officer
P2 - PN: 10094
    34. Mining Officer
P2 - PN: 10127
    35. Mining Officer
P1 - PN: 25090
    Mount Todd
    36. Environmental Scientist
P2 - PN: 28298

    Total Number of Positions by level (including Petroleum and % Positions)
    ECO22
    ECO1/EO12
    P42
    P39
    P213
    P14
    T41
    T31
    T21
    T11
    AO71
    AO67
    AO54
    AO42
    AO33

(c) How many positions, by level are vacant?
There are no current vacant positions in the Mining related activity area.
Currently, there are five vacant positions in the Petroleum related activity area for the following levels; P3 x three, P1 x one and AO3 (% of).

(d) How many positions, by level, are filled on an acting basis?
There is one position at P1 level filled on an acting basis in the Mining related activity area.
There are no positions being filled on an acting basis in the Petroleum related activity area.

(e) What is the total amount of security held by the department against Authorisations under the Mining Management Act?
Total security held by the department as at 1 April 2010 was: $369 045 275.

(f) What is the total amount of security outstanding/not yet received against Authorisations under the Mining Management Act?
Total security not yet received as at 1 April 2010 was: $21 672 211.

(g) How many Authorised mining operations that were required to, had not reported mineral and extractive mineral production volumes and values for 2009?
71 sites had not reported for the 2009 financial year. This includes 39 sites which were in the process of closure during this time and have subsequently been closed. Approximately 11 sites included in this figure are expected to close during 2010.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2016