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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.

Stratigraphic drilling planned for Southern Thomson region

Published: 26th September 2016

A program of 8 stratigraphic drillholes is expected to begin in far northwest New South Wales in late 2016, under the collaborative Southern Thomson Project.


Cooperative Drilling Round 2 preferred applicants announced

Published: 24th August 2016

The Division of Resources and Energy's Geological Survey unit has finalised the fifteen preferred applicants for the State’s New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling Program.


Remake of the Mining Regulation, Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation and Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation

Published: 12th August 2016

The Mining Regulation 2016, Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation 2016 and Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2016 commenced on 12 August 2016.


Updates to forms and recent additions to DRE website

Published: 29th July 2016

We are aware that some users have experienced issues downloading and using the Mineral Prospecting Title Work Program Form in its current format. Read on for some suggestions.

GSNSW showcases its work in Orange

Published: 14th June 2016

The Geological Survey of New South Wales (GSNSW), in collaboration with the Central West Exploration Discussion Group, jointly organised a workshop and evening of technical talks in Orange on Wednesday 1 June.

3D data modelling workshop enhances NSW resources exploration

Published: 10th June 2016

A workshop organised by the Geological Survey of NSW to train industry-based people in the use of its new 3D data models, databases and online information systems has attracted participants from across the industry.

Hunter students attend a school of rock

Published: 6th June 2016

NSW Resources and Energy staff have banded together with the University of Newcastle to provide a snapshot of career opportunities and encourage students to consider studies in earth or environmental science.


XplorPak 2016

Published: 11th May 2016

The Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts, today announced the completion of a $5 million extension to a crucial facility for geologists, researchers and students, known as the Drillcore Library.


Applications for Cooperative Drilling Funding close soon

Published: 21st April 2016

All mineral exploration companies are called upon to lodge their funding applications for Stage 2 of the NSW Government’s New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling program before the closing date of 29 April 2016.