Far Western Stone Quarry licence cancelled

Published: 22nd August 2017

NSW mining companies have been placed on notice to ensure their environmental rehabilitation security deposits are fully paid after a mine in the west of the state had its licences cancelled last week.


Mining allowed to resume at Appin Colliery

Published: 17th August 2017

Following an extensive compliance review of the mining operations, the Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has today allowed limited mining operations at South 32’s Appin Colliery providing remedial actions are taken.


Rock out at free events in Newcastle for National Science Week

Published: 7th August 2017

Two free events are open to the public thanks to the Geological Survey of NSW as part of National Science Week.


NSW Government reveals geological treasures

Published: 7th August 2017

Ancient fossil finds and unique minerals will be on display for public viewing by the Geological Survey of NSW for a Sydney Science Festival event during National Science Week.


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.


Launch of the Resources Customer Portal and the new MinView

Published: 28th July 2017

The Department of Planning & Environment, Division of Resources and Geoscience has announced the release of the Resources Customer Portal, and the new MinView.


Over a hundred opal mines targeted in audit blitz

Published: 24th July 2017

More than 100 non-compliance breaches were identified in a two-day blitz in Lightning Ridge’s opal fields by officers from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.


Lightning Ridge opal mines to be placed under the spotlight

Published: 10th July 2017

Officers from the Department of Planning and Environment will travel to the Lightning Ridge district in far west NSW to undertake a compliance operation focussing on mineral claims in the town’s opal fields.


Now in effect: Ancillary mining activities and other updates to the Mining Act 1992 and Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991

Published: 29th June 2017

The Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 was passed by the NSW Parliament on 20 June 2017. It commenced on 27 June 2017 following the Governor’s assent.


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).