We undertake risk-based compliance and enforcement activities in relation to obligations under the Mining Act. This includes conducting assessment and compliance activities in relation to mine rehabilitation activities and security deposits.

Range of activities

  • Conduct probity and compliance checks on applicants for grant/renewal/transfer title applications
  • Regulation of exploration activities including the issuing of activity approvals and ensuring compliance with title conditions and codes of practice (e.g. rehabilitation and environmental management)
  • Provide advice to appropriate development consent authority (e.g. Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on state significant development proposals and local councils on integrated development) in regards to the appropriateness of rehabilitation strategies included in development applications. This includes advice on conditioning
  • Undertake compliance and enforcement activities in relation to the Mining Act
  • Specific focus on mine rehabilitation
  • Undertake investigations
  • Conduct audits and site inspections/compliance programs

NSW Mine Rehabilitation Forum 2021

This free, one-day webinar on 8 September 2021 is an opportunity for both the Resources Regulator and industry to share experiences, lessons learnt and promote leading practice in mine rehabilitation.

The forum will cover the implementation of the new compliance and reporting reforms for mine rehabilitation and new regulations under the Mining Act 1992. Participants will hear about the rehabilitation reforms and discuss the Targeted Assessment Programs (TAPs) over the last two years, which have focussed on tailings management, soil and material management, as well as landform establishment.

Register here to attend this webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Seeking Presenters

Expressions of interest are sought from industry and consultants who believe they can share their experience and learnings on mine rehabilitation, with a particular focus on rehabilitation risk assessment and implementation of risk controls in a relevant field.

If you are interested in being a presenter please read the Information for presenters and complete the application form no later than 31 July.