Name(s) of partiesDecisionReason Date of decision
Omit drilling notification condition from non-coal exploration licences

Decision to vary (omit) the Drilling Notification condition imposed on the non-coal Exploration Licences listed on the attached schedule. This decision takes effect from 27 November 2019. Clause 12(2)(c) of Schedule 1B of the Mining Act 1992

Decision document - Variation (revocation of authorisation)

The condition is obsolete and is no longer required.

26 November 2019

Mineral Claim Converted to Lease 213 (Act 1992)

Mr. Vince Sferruzzi

Individual

Cancelled

M(C)L 213

Lease is 54 km NNE of White Cliffs and granted for the purpose of open cut opal mining.

Section 125(1)(c) decision to cancel M(C)L 213

Failed to pay the required security deposit, condition of lease M(C)L 2134 September 2019

Narrabri Coal Pty Ltd and others

EL6243

Suspension

Operations on Exploration Licence 6243 near Narrabri

Suspension notice - decision to suspend EL6243

Failed to comply with conditions of authorisation22 August 2019

Young Mining Company Pty Ltd

ACN 004 301 508

CML15

Suspension notice stayed until 5pm Monday 19 August 2019 by order of the Supreme Court of NSW.

On 19 August 2019, Young Mining Company Pty Ltd agreed to pay half of the total shortfall in the security deposit to the Department by 2 September 2019 and pay the remaining shortfall by 18 May 2020. Young Mining also agreed to pay half of the Regulator’s legal costs as agreed or assessed.

The stay of the suspension notice as ordered by the court will remain in effect until 5 September 2019.

Section 240AA decision to suspend CML15

Failed to pay the required security deposit

Suspension revoked on 5 September 2019 after confirmation that Young Mining Company Pty Ltd paid half of the total shortfall in the security deposit to the Department in accordance with its agreement with the Regulator

31 July 2019

Aus Gold Mining Group Pty Ltd

ACN 603 575 917

ML1322
Suspension

Operations and activities at Good Friday Gold Mine, near Tibooburra

Section 240AA decision to suspend ML1322

Failed to comply with mining operations plan

Failed to notify and report environmental incidents

Failed to notify of suspension of operations

(Offences under section 378D(1) of the Mining Act 1992, contravention of condition of authorisation – offence by holder)

Failed to demonstrate financial capacity to comply with Mining Act

Failed to appoint a technically competent person

(Fit and proper considerations under section 380A of the Mining Act 1992)

4 February 2019

Total Iron Pty Ltd

ACN 167 004 104

EL8635

Suspension

Exploration activities Cangai Copper Mine near Grafton

Section 240AA decision to suspend EL8635

Failed to implement environmental controls associated with prospect drilling

Offence under section 378D(1) of the Mining Act 1992, contravened a condition of authorisation

Suspension was revoked on 24 May 2019 after confirmation that section 240 notice complied with and environmental controls implemented

19 December 2018

Total Minerals Pty Ltd

ACN 169 328 090

EL8625

Suspension

Exploration activities Cangai Copper Mine near Grafton

Section 240AA decision to suspend EL8625

Failed to implement environmental controls associated with prospect drilling

Offence under section 378D(1) of the Mining Act 1992, contravened a condition of authorisation

Suspension was revoked on 24 May 2019 after confirmation that section 240 notice complied with and environmental controls implemented

19 December 2018

Sheref Sancar
Individual

MC24202

MC55398

Cancelled

Mineral claims at opal field area near Lightning Ridge

Section 203 Decision to cancel MC24202 and MC55398 PDF, 349.86 KB

Non-compliance issues and work health and safety breaches by the claim holder

25 June 2018

Abterra Australia Pty Ltd

ACN 150 010 763

ML1616

Suspension

Mining lease Broula Magnetite and Limestone mine located 20 km west of Cowra

Section 240AA Decision suspension ML1616 PDF, 827.77 KB

Failing to provide mining operations plans, produce annual environmental management reports and late payments of rental fees and levies

7 March 2018

Noel Charles Masen

Individual

ML613

Cancelled

Mining lease and authority to mine over Nymboida Clay Pit located 32 km south-west of Grafton

Section 125 Decision to cancel authority ML613 PDF, 689.71 KB

Failing to provide a mining operations plan, produce an annual environmental management report and rehabilitate the site. The titleholder illegally mined outside of the mining lease boundary and ignored a statutory direction

25 January 2018

Far Western Stone Quarries Pty Ltd

ACN 000 734 341

ML56

ML57

ML620

Cancelled

Mining leases, near Bourke

ML56, ML57 and ML620 - reasons for decision proposal to cancel title PDF, 539.97 KB

Far Western Stone Quarries - decision to vary cancellation date PDF, 175.17 KB

Non-payment of security deposits, rents and levies, and the failure to supply annual environmental reports

22 August 2017

15 December 2017

Dr Hans-Dieter Hensel

Individual

M(C)L146

Cancelled

Consolidated mining lease of dimension stone and granite mine located 14 km south-west of Tenterfield

Section 125 Decision to cancel M(C)L146 PDF, 616.42 KB

Failing to pay the required environmental rehabilitation security deposit, failed to lodge a plan of management for the mine; not providing the Department with annual reports; and failing to mine the lease effectively or in good faith

5 June 2017

Macquarie Marble and Lime Pty Ltd

ACN 128 300 658

ML1446

Suspension

Mining lease of agricultural lime, dolomite, limestone and phosphates mine at Wauchope, near Port Macquarie

Direction to suspend activities to Macquarie Marble and Lime PDF, 342.53 KB

Failed to pay environmental rehabilitation security deposit

Offence under section 378D of the Mining Act 1992

Suspension was lifted on 13 April 2017 after confirmation that the balance of the total security had been paid

10 April 2017

Far Western Stone Quarries Pty Ltd

ACN 000 734 341

ML56

ML57

ML620

Suspension

Mining leases, near Bourke

Direction to Far Western Stone Quarries Pty Ltd to suspend operations PDF, 283.26 KB

Failed to pay environmental rehabilitation security deposit

Offence under section 378D of the Mining Act 1992

24 February 2017