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The Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW) conducts resource assessments to provide advice on geology and mineral resources in NSW to assist government agencies and local government on land use planning and decision making. It aims to protect access to the mineral, petroleum and extractive resources of NSW, to allow for their current and future development.

GSNSW land use planning teams provide:

  • a state-wide mineral resource audit to provide data on the location of mineral and extractive resources and potential resource areas on a local government area (LGA) basis
  • advice to local government authorities on known and potential mineral resources to prevent unnecessary loss of access to important resources due to inappropriate zoning
  • assessment of the potential for major projects (e.g. infrastructure, major urban expansions) or new and revised legislation and policies to impact on future access to resource rich land in NSW
  • advice regarding areas being considered for acquisition and reservation under the National Parks & Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act) by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), including assessment of the impacts of reserve proposals on known and potential mineral resources, to ensure that any impacts are considered in determining whether or not the land should be reserved.
For further information
Land Use Assessment
+61 (0)2 4063 6543
Land Use Assessment, Geological Survey of New South Wales, PO Box 344, Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map