The Crown minerals site seems to state the fee payable is $2,530 (GST inclusive).
While this seems excessive I assume it is part of one size fits all in typical Govt fashion. Could anyone confirm I have read it right.
My prediction for the Election is that one bunch of bloody pollies will win and in the end the difference between them will very little. My pick is none of them will help the prospector, except the Greens. (they will make sure no miner works too hard)