Promoting investment in the state’s minerals sector

Published: 2nd April 2020

Representatives from the Division of Resources and Geoscience (the Division) recently made a trip to the United States and Canada in support of the Deputy Premier’s aim to promote and market NSW’s mineral resources industry.

New Department of Regional NSW to take on urgent needs of the bush

Published: 2nd April 2020

The NSW Government today established the new Department of Regional NSW to better coordinate support for communities, businesses and farmers in the bush that have endured drought, bushfire and flood and now face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHS undertaking rejected

Published: 25th February 2020

A WHS enforceable undertaking submitted by Clarence Coal Pty Ltd has been rejected by the Regulator.

NSW unveils strategy to stamp out silicosis

Published: 21st February 2020

Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson today announced a new plan to reduce cases of the deadly lung disease silicosis, caused by ingesting harmful dust.

Incident at Ravensworth Operations

Published: 31st January 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has been notified of an incident that occurred on 31st January 2020 at Ravensworth Operations near Singleton in NSW.

Maules Creek Coal prosecuted over mining truck collision

Published: 8th January 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Maules Creek Coal Pty Ltd over a collision involving two trucks at the Maules Creek Mine near Narrabri on 21 April 2018.

Young Mining prosecution launched

Published: 7th January 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Young Mining Company Pty Ltd for two alleged contraventions of the Mining Act.

Amendments to Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014

Published: 20th December 2019

The Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Amendment Regulation 2019 was made on 18 December 2020 under the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013.

Class exemption for new respirable crystalline silica exposure standard

Published: 20th December 2019

A class exemption has been made that exempts mines and petroleum sites from having to comply with the new respirable crystalline silica exposure standard of 0.05mg/m3 in the revised Workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants (WESFAC).

Biggest-ever evolution of NSW Mining Titles System launched by NSW Government

Published: 11th December 2019

The biggest-ever evolution of the NSW mining titles system is now underway, with the NSW Government today launching phase one of its new Titles Management System.