An innovative case study of successful rehabilitation

Published: 29th October 2020

Thirty-eight hectares of the north pit area, known as ‘Domain 2’ at the former Westside Mine at Wakefield have been successfully rehabilitated, resulting in a bushland outcome with some retained access tracks and small dams.

Position Paper released on hazardous chemicals at mines and petroleum sites in NSW

Published: 29th October 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has released a position paper on hazardous chemicals, following a review of our approach to the regulation of hazardous chemicals at mine and petroleum sites.

2019 - 2020 Business Activities Overview released

Published: 26th October 2020

The 2019 - 2020 Business Activities Overview presents the Resources Regulator’s key compliance and enforcement activities for the financial year across NSW’s mining and petroleum sectors.

Monthly business activities report for August 2020 now available

Published: 19th October 2020

Site inspections and assessments focused on planned programs and compliance priorities have been a highlight for August 2020.


Fatal incident near Lightning Ridge

Published: 14th October 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator is responding to a reported fatal incident that occurred at a mine in the Grawin Opal Fields near Lightning Ridge on 14 October 2020.

Report released following serious injuries sustained by a worker at Cowal Gold Mine

Published: 14th October 2020

An investigation report and incident animation video has been released following serious injuries sustained by a worker at Cowal Gold Mine, near West Wyalong on 29 July 2018.

New escape breathing apparatus guidance material and design order

Published: 9th October 2020

Following a targeted stakeholder consultation process in June, we have now published a new Technical reference guide (TRG): Escape breathing apparatus for underground mining applications (Standards for design and ongoing monitoring).

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.

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.

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.