1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Delegation of powers


Quarry zones and licences

   4   Quarry zones

   5   Offence to operate quarry without licence

   6   Quarries Advisory Committee

   7   Functions of the Committee

   8   Quarry licence

   9   Grounds for refusal to issue licence

   10   Surrender of licence

   11   Suspension or revocation of licence

   12   Security for rehabilitation

   13   Licences not transferable


Quarry tax

   14   Power of House of Representatives to impose, revoke or vary quarry tax

   15   Returns

   16   Assessment of tax payable

   17   Payment

   18   Notice of objection

   19   Appeal to Revenue Court



   20   Investigations

      Seizure and forfeiture of conveyance or machinery

   20B   Disposal of unclaimed, forfeited or abandoned conveyance or machinery

   21   Penalty for default in remitting tax, etc

   22   Interest

   23   Enforcement under the Tax Collection Act

   24   Suit for tax

   25   Refund of tax overpaid

   26   Offences

   27   Officers, etc, of corporation

   28   Remission of tax



   29   Power to remedy dangerous practice, etc

   30   Penalty on failure to comply with notices

   31   Notification of accidents and industrial diseases



   32   General penalty

   33   Any constable may arrest without warrant

   34   Regulations




[Date of Commencement: 3rd January, 1984]

16 of 1983,
25 of 1994
36 of 1995.


1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Quarries Control Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Mines appointed by the Governor-General under subsection (1) of section 5 of the Mining Act,

   "Committee" means the Quarries Advisory Committee established under section 6;

   "illicit quarrying" means any removal of quarry material or quarry mineral from any place without a licence granted under section 8 or without the prior consent of the Minister;

[25/1994 s 2(a).]

   "licensee" means a person to whom a licence has been granted under section 8;

   "Medical Officer" means any person appointed as such by the Chief Medical Officer for the purposes of the Mining Act;

   "mineral" has the meaning assigned to it in the Minerals (Vesting) Act;

   "quarry'' means any place (not being a mine as defined in the Mining Act) where quarry material or quarry mineral has been removed or is being removed, whether by excavation or otherwise, to supply material for construction purposes, other than dimension stones for the construction industry;

[25/1994 s 2(b).]

   "quarry material" means rock, stone, sand (including sea sand), marl, gravel, clay, fill and limestone where such material does not contain any minerals in economically workable quantities;

   "quarry mineral" means gypsum and any other substance that the Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, declare to be a quarry mineral;

   "quarry tax" or "tax" means quarry tax imposed by or under this Act and includes all penalties and interest that are or may be added to a tax under this Act;

   "quarry zone" means any area designated as such by the Minister under section 4;

   "quarterly period" means a period of three consecutive months commencing on the 1st day of January, or the 1st day of April, or the 1st day of July, or the 1st day of October, in any year;

   "rehabilitation" means to restore to previous condition or set up again in good condition;

   "sea sand " means sand on the sea bed, shoreline or foreshore;

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