New exploration opportunities for NSW minerals

Published: 16th August 2019

Explorers are invited to submit expressions of interest for new Group 1 mineral exploration licence applications in five Mineral Allocation Areas (MAAs) in NSW.

LakeCoal Pty Ltd fined $180,000 for WHS breach

Published: 13th August 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed the conviction of LakeCoal Pty Ltd for failing to comply with a health and safety duty under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Incident at Snapper Minerals Sands Mine

Published: 12th August 2019

The Resources Regulator is responding to a reported fatal incident that occurred at around 4.45pm on  12 August at Snapper Minerals Sands Mine in the state’s far west.


Market Interest Test - Coal Operational Allocation

Published: 6th August 2019

Wilpinjong Coal Pty Ltd (ABN 104 594 694) has applied to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Division of Resources and Geoscience (the Division) for a Group 9 (Coal) exploration licence for operational allocation purposes in accordance with section 13C of the Mining Act 1992 and clause 20 of the Mining Regulation 2016.

Mt Arthur Coal Mine to fund $1 million of improvements after safety breach

Published: 6th August 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking from Mt Arthur Coal Pty Limited valued at $1,090,750 following its investigation into a serious safety incident at the Mt Arthur Coal Mine near Muswellbrook in August 2017.

Young Mining operations suspended at Thuddungra

Published: 2nd August 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has suspended operations at Young Mining Company’s Thuddungra operations due to its failure to pay its rehabilitation security deposit.

Mackay reappointed as chair of Mining and Petroleum Competence Board

Published: 31st July 2019

The NSW Government has announced the re-appointment of Ms Ruth Mackay as Chair of the Mining and Petroleum Competence Board.

NSW Resources Regulator declares causal investigation for incident at Ravensworth Open Cut Mine

Published: 16th July 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator will begin a causal investigation into the ejection of an axel pin under force at Ravensworth Open Cut Mine.

Mine operators display high compliance rates during blitz

Published: 12th July 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has completed its latest state-wide compliance blitz of 112 unannounced inspections at coal, metalliferous and quarrying operations across the state.

Investigation into Bulga mine truck collision complete

Published: 8th July 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has completed an investigation into a dump truck collision at the Bulga Open Cut Mine on 23 July 2018.