The NSW Government commissioned Mr Bret Walker SC to undertake an independent review of the process for arbitrating land access arrangements for exploration under the Mining Act 1992 and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991.

Mr Walker's report, Examination of the Land Access Arbitration Framework (the Walker Report) PDF [795 KB PDF] recommends changes to policy, procedures and legislation to improve the current framework and introduce greater transparency and governance.

The NSW Government's response to the Walker Report PDF [226 KB PDF] outlines how the Government will implement these changes and make the process simpler and more efficient for landholders and explorers.

For more information read frequently asked questions about the changes.