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Fossicking districts increase across NSW

Published: 1st December 2017

There are now more places to pan for gold or find gems in NSW with the number of fossicking districts expanded, which could deliver a boost to regional economies.

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Department starts public conversation on NSW mine rehabilitation

Published: 1st December 2017

The Department of Planning and Environment is seeking public feedback on ways to improve mine rehabilitation policy in NSW.

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Coonabarabran Project geophysical data release

Published: 23rd November 2017

The Geological Survey of New South Wales is pleased to announce the release of the Coonabarabran Project data. The project involved acquisition of airborne magnetic, radioelement and digital elevation data around Coonabarabran and Gilgandra, between May and July 2017.

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Court convicts Wollongong Coal companies in NSW Resources Regulator prosecution

Published: 10th November 2017

A NSW court has ordered two Wollongong Coal companies to pay nearly $40,000 in fines and legal fees for failing to pay required rents and levies.

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NSW Resources Regulator announces prosecution proceedings against Mudgee Stone Co. Pty Ltd and a company director

Published: 2nd November 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has announced it has commenced prosecution proceedings against the operator of a quarry near Oberon in western NSW.

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Resources Regulator issues prohibition notice to Ashton Coal

Published: 31st October 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has issued a notice to Ashton Coal prohibiting all workers from entering the site’s underground workings - except for those undertaking safety-related activities.

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Coal and Allied enters into enforceable undertaking over WHS breach

Published: 24th October 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Coal and Allied (NSW) Pty Ltd.

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Resources Regulator issues prohibition notice to Integra Mine

Published: 24th October 2017

The Resources Regulator has issued a prohibition notice to Glencore’s Integra coal mine, preventing all workers from entering the site’s underground workings - with the exception of those undertaking safety-related activities.

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Safety presentations available

Published: 20th October 2017
Presentations from the annual Mechanical Engineering Safety Seminar, are now available to view and download from the department's Slideshare account.
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Resources Regulator appeals MMS sentence

Published: 17th October 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has confirmed the commencement of an appeal in the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal in relation to the sentence imposed on Macmahon Mining Services Pty Ltd (MMS) following the death of a worker in 2013.