NSW Minerals Council welcomes results of Resources Regulator Compliance Operation

NSW Minerals Council welcomes results of Resources Regulator Compliance Operation

July 12, 2019

The NSW Minerals Council has welcomed the results of a recent state-wide compliance operation by the NSW Resources Regulator which revealed high levels of compliance and improvements at mine sites across NSW compared to a similar operation last year.

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Statement from NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue


For more details, see Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Update and New Projects December 2013

Many communities have been built around the economic activity generated by mining. And mining continues to be a big part of the Hunter's economy, injecting billions of dollars annually in wages and in payments to local businesses. 
 
The growth of mining in the Upper Hunter has resulted in some challenges and concerns about issues like infrastructure and services, land rehabilitation, water, affordable housing and air quality. That's why we started the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue in 2010, to listen to those concerns and to work with the community to develop solutions to their top priorities.
 
The Dialogue brings together the nine coal producers from the region, including Anglo American, Ashton Coal Operations, BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal, Bloomfield Collieries, Rio Tinto Coal & Allied, Muswellbrook Coal, Peabody Energy, Vale Australia - Integra Coal Operations and Glencore, as well as community and business leaders, environment groups, residents, regulators and other industries.
 
More than 80 ideas were initially generated and the top ten were agreed by the community. That has produced five year goals and a series of targeted projects designed to make real inroads into the cumulative impacts of mining in the region. Joint working groups from industry and the community are advising and guiding the development of the projects.  
 
It's a new way of thinking and is changing the way we do things. It can be challenging, but ultimately the Dialogue will lead to better outcomes for both the community and industry.

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