Have your say: Operational rehabilitation reform

Published: 28th September 2020

We are seeking feedback on the Mining Amendment (Standard Conditions of Mining Leases - Rehabilitation) Regulation 2020 and associated mandatory requirements that will give effect to operational rehabilitation reforms.

July 2020 monthly business activities report published

Published: 14th September 2020

July 2020 saw the Resources Regulator’s WHS and Mining Act site assessments return to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Inaugural exploration and mining rehabilitation report released

Published: 14th September 2020

The inaugural bi-annual exploration and mining rehabilitation report for January to June 2020 has been released to provide information about our regulatory activities under the Mining Act.

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Fatality not work related

Published: 11th September 2020

We have published an investigation information release concerning the death of a worker at Springvale Colliery, Lidsdale on 21 August 2020.

Investigation report released into dangerous incident at Ashton Coal Mine

Published: 11th September 2020

We have published an investigation report into a dangerous incident that occurred at Ashton Coal Mine, Camberwell on 30 May 2019.

New guideline on autonomous mobile plant

Published: 10th September 2020

We have published a new guideline on Autonomous mining equipment about the risks that must be identified and controlled in adopting autonomous mining equipment.

New explosives testing facility opened in NSW

Published: 9th September 2020

Australia’s only independent underground mine explosives testing facility located at Freeman’s Waterhole NSW has opened, paving the way for improvements in mine safety and innovation in the mining industry.

Causal investigation report: Collapse of shaft collar

Published: 7th September 2020

We have published a causal investigation report into the catastrophic failure of an underground bulkhead seal that occurred at North Wambo Underground Coal Mine on 3 May 2020.

Practising certificate reminder

Published: 27th August 2020

From 1 October 2020, a practising certificate must be held by anyone intending to exercise a statutory function at a mine that requires the certificate. We will be monitoring compliance with the new requirements. Those requiring a practising certificate should apply by 4 September to ensure they receive the certificate by the deadline.

Quarterly Safety Report released for April to June 2020

Published: 27th August 2020

The Quarterly Safety Report for April to June 2020 has been released to assist industry improve safety management systems and undertake risk assessments at their sites.