NSW & ACT Prospectors and Fossickers Association Inc - Sluicing - Highbanking
NSW & ACT Prospectors and Fossickers Association Inc - Fighting to get fairer access for prospectors and fossickers

Sluicing and Highbanking

Members please note that due to ongoing work on this issue, NAPFA will not be publicly releasing all of its information. 
Members will be provided with the latest updates on this issue in the NAPFA NEWS sent directly to members in the following newsletters:

June 2018
May 2018
December 2017

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Some Recent History

The sluicing issues continue to be at the forefront of NAPFA’s lobbying with the DRG, and the single most important issue to Prospectors and Fossickers of NSW.
 
At the 2017 AGM it was agreed that NAPFA should run harder on this matter both with the Department and including new Minister Don Harwin, who had not been involved before November.
 
Members were willing to take the risk that this may further alienate the DRG given the lack of genuine engagement or a formal process with a suitable framework to address the issue properly, and no opportunity whatsoever to demonstrate the equipment through the DRG’s own environmental processes.

NAPFA then made 2 further submissions to the DRG. One to the Deputy Secretary of the DRG on 29/11/17 which is a very detailed 5 page submission, and contains the issues and complaints of the lack of proper process, failure to deliver promised information, and the presentation by the DRG of incorrect information. 

The second to the Resources Regulator on 23/11/17, (who are part of DRG) in reply to their previous correspondence to NAPFA which is a detailed 4 page submission, some of which details and questions the inconsistencies in the DRG's interpretation of Regulations, and the time taken (in years) to get answers on Regulation, from the Regulator.

NAPFA has received a reply from the Deputy Secretary and a promise to implement a proper process to assess the issues within the DRG’s own system.

NAPFA members have seen further detail in the article in the March NAPFA news.










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