Resources Regulator revokes suspensions on exploration leases near Grafton

Published: 28th May 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has lifted the suspension notices previously issued  for two exploration licences held by mining companies Total Mineral Pty Ltd and Total Iron Pty Ltd.


Regulator urges dust health checks

Published: 23rd May 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator is urging current and former coal mine workers to maintain regular health screening after releasing the findings of its investigation into a former coal mine worker diagnosed with a mixed dust disease in 2017.


Court for Moolarben coal operators after dangerous shot firing incident

Published: 22nd May 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd and one of its former contract workers for alleged contraventions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in relation to a dangerous shot firing incident at the Moolarben Coal Mine near Mudgee.


Resources Regulator investigating incident at Maules Creek Coal Handling and Processing Plant

Published: 19th May 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced an investigation into the death of a sales person found unconscious at the Maules Creek Coal Handling and Processing Plant on 16 May 2019.

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.


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.


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.