Safety alert - Non-metallic materials add fuel to underground truck fire

Published: 30th April 2019

On 13 April 2019, a fire occurred on an agitator truck in an underground metals mine in Cobar.

Namoi Valley Bricks to pay more than $70,000 for mining without authorisation

Published: 24th April 2019

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking from Namoi Valley Bricks Pty Ltd in relation to unauthorised mining, a breach of Section 5 of the Mining Act.

Mining operations cease at Wongawilli

Published: 18th April 2019

Wollongong Coal has informed the Resources Regulator that they have ceased production activity at Wongawilli Mine, and are placing the operation into care and maintenance.


Causal investigation - Workers evacuated after gas levels rise

Published: 12th April 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has begun a causal investigation into an incident last month in which 70 workers were evacuated from an underground coal mine in Helensburgh, south of Sydney after carbon dioxide and methane levels increased unexpectedly to hazardous levels.


Tailings management workshop

Published: 12th April 2019

On Wednesday 10 April, we hosted a workshop in Dubbo with industry and other regulators that focused on leading practice methodologies and current research regarding tailings storage facility management.

Resources Regulator takes Peak Gold Mine to court over death

Published: 8th April 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has begun prosecution proceedings in the District Court against Peak Gold Mines Pty Ltd over a work-place death at a mine near Cobar in April 2017.

Abterra Australia convicted and fined $180,000 for failing to pay security deposit

Published: 4th April 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed a Court decision to convict and fine Abterra Australia Pty Ltd $180,000 for failing to comply with a legal obligation to pay an environmental rehabilitation security deposit.

Cobar and Lake Cargelligo community sessions - research on rocks, soil and groundwater

Published: 29th March 2019

The Geological Survey of NSW will be holding free drop-in sessions to explain a new national geoscientific research collaboration called MinEx CRC.

Unlocking the underground secrets of Cobar and Lake Cargelligo

Published: 29th March 2019

The secrets hidden deep underground around Cobar and Lake Cargelligo will be revealed as part of a national geoscientific program that will commence in the coming months.