Remaking regulations for the NSW explosives industry

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Have your say on improving the regulatory framework for people working with explosives.

The NSW Government is remaking the Explosives Regulation 2013.

Remaking the Regulation provides the Government with an opportunity to consider public feedback on how to improve, modernise and streamline the laws, so they continue to work effectively.

The proposed Regulation retains many of the existing requirements for licence holders and explosives users. It also updates the regulatory framework and introduces changes intended to enhance safety.

These include:

  • classifying desensitised explosives as explosive precursors 
  • new obligations for employers to be informed of suspended or cancelled security clearances and licences 
  • security clearance exemptions for NSW police officers
  • clarifying storage requirements for firearms licence holders 
  • expanding the prohibition of certain loads of explosives being transported in NSW road tunnels.

Whether you’re in the explosives industry or have any other interest in these laws, we want to hear your feedback.

Changes are described in detail in the:

Tell us what you think

To have your say, complete our survey.

Your feedback will help us better understand the impact of the proposed changes on industry, community and government. 

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 29 August 2021. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

Have your say on improving the regulatory framework for people working with explosives.

The NSW Government is remaking the Explosives Regulation 2013.

Remaking the Regulation provides the Government with an opportunity to consider public feedback on how to improve, modernise and streamline the laws, so they continue to work effectively.

The proposed Regulation retains many of the existing requirements for licence holders and explosives users. It also updates the regulatory framework and introduces changes intended to enhance safety.

These include:

  • classifying desensitised explosives as explosive precursors 
  • new obligations for employers to be informed of suspended or cancelled security clearances and licences 
  • security clearance exemptions for NSW police officers
  • clarifying storage requirements for firearms licence holders 
  • expanding the prohibition of certain loads of explosives being transported in NSW road tunnels.

Whether you’re in the explosives industry or have any other interest in these laws, we want to hear your feedback.

Changes are described in detail in the:

Tell us what you think

To have your say, complete our survey.

Your feedback will help us better understand the impact of the proposed changes on industry, community and government. 

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 29 August 2021. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.