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Resources Regulator announces prosecution proceedings against Newcrest Mining Limited

Published: 30th August 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has announced it has started prosecution proceedings against Newcrest Mining Limited.

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Incident at underground mine near Mudgee

Published: 29th August 2017

The Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has confirmed it is responding to a report of an incident at an underground coal mine near Mudgee.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Resources Regulator announces prosecution proceedings against two Wollongong coal companies

Published: 23rd June 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has announced the commencement of prosecution proceedings against two coal companies in Wollongong.

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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.

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Resources Regulator welcomes appeals court ruling

Published: 17th May 2017

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has welcomed the successful appeal against the inadequate conviction of a company whose employee was left a quadriplegic in a workplace accident at a Hunter Valley coal mine.