NSW Resources Regulator monitoring mines

Published: 2nd August 2017

The NSW Resources Regulator today announced its compliance monitoring priorities and a new series of compliance workshops for the rest of 2017, including the mining sectors selected for inspections.


Reminder: Suspension of conditions or operations under the Mining Act

Published: 28th June 2017

The Mining Act provides mechanisms for the suspension of mining operations under an authorisation, or suspension of specific conditions of an authorisation, with the written consent of the Minister (or an authorised delegate).


Resources Regulator announces prosecution proceedings against two Wollongong coal companies

Published: 23rd June 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has announced the commencement of prosecution proceedings against two coal companies in Wollongong.


Everything you need to know about rehabilitation reform

Published: 21st June 2017

All mining operators will be required to develop a Rehabilitation Management Plan (RMP) to demonstrate how rehabilitation will be managed at a given site.


ABS statistics show exploration recovery for NSW

Published: 20th June 2017

The March 2017 quarter figures report mineral exploration expenditure in NSW as $36.7 million dollars, up from $30.7 million in the December 2016 quarter and $28.7 million for the same period in 2016.


Central NSW set to become the 'scandium belt'

Published: 16th June 2017

Scandium has long been recognised as a valuable commodity, however, concentrated occurrences for economic extraction are extremely rare.


New 3D model shows mineral explorers how deep to drill

Published: 15th June 2017

With most exposed geological terrain in New South Wales considered ‘mature’ in terms of mineral exploration, there is an increasing drive to broaden the search space for new mineral discoveries.


NSW Minerals Week 2017: Resources Round-Up

Published: 14th June 2017

Sydney hosted NSW Minerals Week 2017 with several mineral industry focused events in four days from May 8 to 11.


Mine cancellation a first for NSW

Published: 5th June 2017

In a first for NSW, a mining lease for a dimension stone mine in the state’s north has been cancelled by the Department of Planning and Environment due to ongoing compliance issues.


Resources Regulator welcomes appeals court ruling

Published: 17th May 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has welcomed the successful appeal against the inadequate conviction of a company whose employee was left a quadriplegic in a workplace accident at a Hunter Valley coal mine.