Extractive Industries

To be able to operate an Extractive Industry you require Development Approval and an Extraction Licence from the Shire.

Applications for development approval will consider whether the land itself is suitable for an extractive industry. Development Approval is granted under the Shire Local Planning Scheme for a maximum of 10 years and may be subject to conditions.  

An application for Extractive Industry Licence considers matters set out in the Shire's Extractive Industry Local Law 2021. The Local Law focuses on different matters to the Local Planning Scheme such as broader off-site impacts relating to material cartage and public liability insurance. An extractive industry licence can be issued for up to 5 years.

All Extractive Industries have annual requirements to provide information and pay fees. These can include:

  • Payment of an annual licencing fee
  • Providing a contribution towards road maintenance or undertaking road maintenance works
  • Environmental monitoring responsibilities
  • Providing a plan showing the contours of excavation works carried out to date
  • Providing a copy of your public liability insurance

Approvals will also include rehabilitation responsibilities for where extraction has been completed or the Extractive Industry ceases (including when in care and maintenance for a period of 12 months or more).

To apply for an Extractive Industry, please follow these steps:

Step 1 - Apply for Development Approval

The development application page will help you through this process.

Development application page

Step 2 - Complete an Extractive Industry Licence Application Form

Extractive Industry Licence Form

Step 3 - Gather supporting documents

Alongside your Application Form, you will need to submit the required information specified in the accompanying checklist.

Step 4 - Submit your application

Your full application can be submitted: 

In person: Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Post: PO Box 21, Pinjarra, WA, 6208 

Email: mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au

Step 5 - Make payment

If you are submitting your application in person, please bring payment with you.

If you are submitting your application electronically, we will contact you to arrange payment once your application has been registered. 

Planning Fees and Charges

Step 6 - Receive your licence

If your application is approved, we will send you an Extractive Industry Licence.