The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that all exploration, mining and production activities meet strict contemporary standards for environmental management.

All title holders are required to document plans detailing how they will minimise impacts on the environment and undertake progressive and effective rehabilitation of disturbed land.

Rehabilitation

The following information directs you to the Applications & approvals section.

Miners, producers and explorers who hold authorities under the Mining Act 1992 or the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 must undertake progressive rehabilitation over the life cycle of the mining or production process.

For more information about specific resources visit the following pages:

Activity approvals (REFs)

The following information directs you to the Applications & approvals section.

Depending on the conditions in your exploration or mining authority, you may need to submit environmental activity approvals.

Subsidence management

The following information directs you to the Applications & approvals section.

Holders of mining leases must submit subsidence management plans if planning to undertake underground coal mining that has the potential to result in subsidence of the land surface above the mining area.


Drill core submissions

The following information directs you to the Geoscience information section.

Upon relinquishing an authority, companies must submit drill core to a drill core library of NSW Trade & Investment – Resources & Energy.

For further information
Titles Services
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4931 6500
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4931 6776
Titles.services@industry.nsw.gov.au
PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Postal:
Titles Services, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Resources and Mining, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map
Environmental Sustainability Unit
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4931 6590
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4931 6790 (attn: Environmental Sustainability Unit)
minres.environment@industry.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
Environmental Sustainability Unit, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Resources and Geoscience, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map
W B Clarke Geoscience Centre
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4777 0322
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4777 4397
corelibrary.admin@industry.nsw.gov.au
Office:
947-953 Londonderry Road, Londonderry, NSW 2753 Map
Royalty & Advisory Services
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4931 6435
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4931 6788
mineral.royalty@industry.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
Royalty & Advisory Services, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Resources and Mining, PO Box 344 Hunter Regional Mail Centre NSW 2310 Australia
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Australia Map