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

All titleholders 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:


Investigation reports

Investigation information releaseIncident Date of incidentLocationReportResources
IIR19-12 Rehabilitation at the former Nymboida Clay Mine July 2019 Nymboida, south west of Grafton, NSW -  
IIR19-10 Improving rehabilitation, sediment and erosion controls at Castillo Copper exploration project Various Castillo Copper exploration project, Cangai, NSW -  

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.