Mining operations cease at Wongawilli

Published: 18th April 2019

Wollongong Coal has informed the Resources Regulator that they have ceased production activity at Wongawilli Mine, and are placing the operation into care and maintenance.

Waratah

Tailings management workshop

Published: 12th April 2019

On Wednesday 10 April, we hosted a workshop in Dubbo with industry and other regulators that focused on leading practice methodologies and current research regarding tailings storage facility management.

Waratah

Causal investigation - Workers evacuated after gas levels rise

Published: 12th April 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has begun a causal investigation into an incident last month in which 70 workers were evacuated from an underground coal mine in Helensburgh, south of Sydney after carbon dioxide and methane levels increased unexpectedly to hazardous levels.

Resources Regulator takes Peak Gold Mine to court over death

Published: 8th April 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has begun prosecution proceedings in the District Court against Peak Gold Mines Pty Ltd over a work-place death at a mine near Cobar in April 2017.

Abterra Australia convicted and fined $180,000 for failing to pay security deposit

Published: 4th April 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed a Court decision to convict and fine Abterra Australia Pty Ltd $180,000 for failing to comply with a legal obligation to pay an environmental rehabilitation security deposit.

Unlocking the underground secrets of Cobar and Lake Cargelligo

Published: 29th March 2019

The secrets hidden deep underground around Cobar and Lake Cargelligo will be revealed as part of a national geoscientific program that will commence in the coming months.

Cobar and Lake Cargelligo community sessions - research on rocks, soil and groundwater

Published: 29th March 2019

The Geological Survey of NSW will be holding free drop-in sessions to explain a new national geoscientific research collaboration called MinEx CRC.

Resources Regulator heads causal investigation at metropolitan coal mine

Published: 27th March 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator will lead a causal investigation into an incident at Metropolitan Coal Mine, where workers were withdrawn from underground after carbon dioxide and methane levels increased unexpectedly and at a significant rate.

Resources Regulator responding to an incident at Metropolitan Colliery

Published: 22nd March 2019

The Resources Regulator is responding to an incident at Metropolitan Colliery in the Illawarra Region.

Resources Regulator shuts down Wongawilli mine over serious safety issues

Published: 19th March 2019

Following ongoing issues at Wongawilli Mine, near Appin, the NSW Resources Regulator’s Chief Inspector of Mines has issued a stop work order to the mine operator in accordance with section 51 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum sites) Act.