WA freezes exploration fees

THE Western Australian government will hold all cost-recovery fees for processing mining, exploration and prospecting applications until the passage of major reform legislation that will cut costs and red tape for about half of WA prospectors.

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WA will hold cost-recovery fees for mining, exploration and prospecting until the passage of new legislation.

The Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 is before parliament and is set to benefit the industry through simpler, more streamlined approvals when it comes into effect next year.