Executive Director of Mineral Resources, Ted Tyne, has written to licence holders in South Australia advising that an 18% hike in Mining Act fees will be fully retained by the Department to fund additional administrative resources and streamlining of Departmental processes.

Amongst the increases announced, rents will only affect mineral explorers, with fees for private and extractive mines remaining unchanged.

For details of the new fees, go to http://www.minerals.dmitre.sa.gov.au/licensing_and_regulation/fees_rents_and_royalties/mining_act_fees