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Rix Creek Mining Tour For Singleton High Students

Rix Creek Mining Tour For Singleton High Students

November 08, 2017

Rix’s Creek Mine became a giant, open-air classroom when 25 Singleton High School Year 9 students toured The Bloomfield Group Rix’s Creek Coal Mine site on October 25.

Rehabilitation Case Study: Native seed reclaiming on mined land (Rio Tinto Coal & Allied)

Rehabilitation Case Study: Native seed reclaiming on mined land (Rio Tinto Coal & Allied)

June 06, 2017

An ambitious programme at two Coal & Allied mine sites is aiming to improve the quality of rehabilitation in the Upper Hunter Valley using native seeds and leading agricultural practice in land management, soil preparation, sowing and monitoring.

2016 UHMD Annual Forum

2016 UHMD Annual Forum

December 07, 2016

More than 85 stakeholders gathered at the Muswellbrook Race Club for the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Annual Forum.

First-of-its-kind report shows low volume of Hunter River water used by mining

First-of-its-kind report shows low volume of Hunter River water used by mining

December 06, 2016

New figures released today show the relatively low volume of water from the Hunter River system used by mining operations during 2014 and 2015, only using up to 3 per cent of the total water flowing through the river system in the Upper Hunter.

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Grazing Study

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Grazing Study

December 05, 2016

A trial of grazing beef cattle on rehabilitated mining land is showing encouraging results which point to a sustainable use of mined lands as commercially- productive pasture after mining has ended.

UHMD 2014 Water Usage Results

UHMD 2014 Water Usage Results

December 05, 2016

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue assessed water use by the mining industry in the Upper Hunter in 2014. Using a common accounting framework, mining companies have reported their water inflows and outflows from operations. This has helped them to manage their water use and embark on water saving and reuse opportunities.

UHMD 2015 Water Usage Results

UHMD 2015 Water Usage Results

December 05, 2016

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue assessed water use by the mining industry in the Upper Hunter in 2015. Using a common accounting framework, mining companies have reported their water inflows and outflows from operations. This has helped them to manage their water use and embark on water saving and reuse opportunities.

UHMD hosted Newcastle Herald journalist Ian Kirkwood

UHMD hosted Newcastle Herald journalist Ian Kirkwood

November 14, 2016

This week the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue (UHMD) hosted Newcastle Herald senior journalist Ian Kirkwood on a tour of its projects. The aim of the tour was to promote the UHMD’s ongoing work with the community and mining industry across the Herald's readers.

UHMD Joint Advisory Steering Committee meeting update

UHMD Joint Advisory Steering Committee meeting update

November 03, 2016

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s Joint Advisory Steering Committee met in Singleton on 3 November to review the Dialogue’s progress on a range of projects and prepare for the upcoming UHMD Annual Forum on December 6.

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue releases new figures and reports

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue releases new figures and reports

March 31, 2016

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue has kicked off 2016 with the release of its annual forum report, and updated rehabilitation figures. With the Hunter Coal Festival kicking off tomorrow and both the Tocal Field Days conference and Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference, April is set to be a busy month for the Dialogue.

Promising results for Upper Hunter Grazing Study

Promising results for Upper Hunter Grazing Study

December 02, 2015

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s grazing study is now well into its second year, comparing whether rehabilitated mined land can support sustainable and profitable livestock grazing, as compared with grazing on unmined native pastures.

Dialogue Community Day encourages creative ideas for Mine Rehabilitation

Dialogue Community Day encourages creative ideas for Mine Rehabilitation

November 27, 2015

New—and some very imaginative— ideas for making use of mine voids were developed by community members at this week’s Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue (UHMD) Community Day in Muswellbrook.

Can you help Shape the Future of The Upper Hunter?

Can you help Shape the Future of The Upper Hunter?

July 22, 2015

We’re calling for applications to be considered for 3 community representative positions, as part of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Joint Advisory Steering Committee.

Pike “awestruck” at impact of coal miner artwork

Pike “awestruck” at impact of coal miner artwork

February 19, 2015

Renowned Hunter artist Christine Pike has expressed her awe at the “phenomenal” response she’s been getting from people visiting her ‘coal miners’ exhibition at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

Minister for Primary Industries praises mining’s work with community and rehabilitated mine land

Minister for Primary Industries praises mining’s work with community and rehabilitated mine land

February 10, 2015

Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has publicly recognised the efforts of the government and industry partnership investigating whether rehabilitated mine land can sustainably support productive and profitable grazing in the Upper Hunter.

Portraying the people we know in a new art exhibition in Muswellbrook

Portraying the people we know in a new art exhibition in Muswellbrook

January 08, 2015

More than 100 works of art are on display in Muswellbrook in a new exhibition telling the story of the region's miners.

Greg Sullivan joins NSW Minerals Council

Greg Sullivan joins NSW Minerals Council

December 18, 2014

Greg Sullivan has joined the NSW Minerals Council as our new Policy Director, looking after several areas including the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

Third annual Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue meeting a huge success

Third annual Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue meeting a huge success

December 15, 2014

A community leader says there have been 'significant achievements' in the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue.

Economic development in focus at the annual Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Workshop

Economic development in focus at the annual Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Workshop

December 10, 2014

The need to continue investing in the economic development of the Upper Hunter region was one of the leading issues discussed at the recent Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Workshop.

Full steam ahead for Grazing Study

Full steam ahead for Grazing Study

December 01, 2014

It’s full steam ahead for The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s Grazing Study, as 20 steers have been introduced to the study sites at Coal & Allied’s Hunter Valley Operations mine site and the adjoining control property, Wandawoi.

Housing Strategy vital to future growth for Upper Hunter

Housing Strategy vital to future growth for Upper Hunter

October 20, 2014

A roadmap for tackling the Upper Hunter’s housing issues has been produced, with a wide cross section of industry, community, the housing sector and business all agreeing that a government-coordinated housing strategy was necessary for the region.

Community, government and mining join forces on air quality

Community, government and mining join forces on air quality

October 17, 2014

Upper Hunter residents, mining companies and government representatives have joined forces over the last two days to discuss practical ways of understanding, monitoring and managing air quality.

Encouraging community discussion on Upper Hunter air quality

Encouraging community discussion on Upper Hunter air quality

October 08, 2014

Upper Hunter residents are invited to discuss practical ways of understanding, monitoring and managing air quality with industry and government representatives at two community sessions to be held next week in Muswellbrook and Singleton.

New mine rehabilitation approaches explored at Singleton Mine Rehabilitation Conference

New mine rehabilitation approaches explored at Singleton Mine Rehabilitation Conference

October 04, 2014

New and innovative approaches to mine rehabilitation are improving topsoil and rehabilitation results in the Hunter Valley, according to government, industry and academic speakers at the Tom Farrell Institute’s annual Mine Rehabilitation Conference in Singleton.

Hear Di’s story about how the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue improves communication and respect

Hear Di’s story about how the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue improves communication and respect

September 23, 2014

In the third video in our Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue story series, we hear from Di Sneddon, former editor of the Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue participant as she remembers the “icy” start of the dialogue and the hurdles that the group has overcome.

John gives his views on the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

John gives his views on the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

September 09, 2014

Dr John Drinan, a retired agricultural scientist and cattle farmer and now member of the Singleton Shire Healthy Environment Group, speaks candidly in the second of our three video series about the journey of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue, a unique effort between the mining industry and community.

Hear Wendy's story in a new video released on the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

Hear Wendy's story in a new video released on the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

September 03, 2014

“There used to be no dialogue between the mines and the local people - it was them and us.” That’s what Wendy Bowman from Mine Watch tells us honestly in the first of three videos we’re releasing to raise awareness about the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue and just how much things have changed.

Housing in the spotlight at Mining Dialogue workshop

Housing in the spotlight at Mining Dialogue workshop

September 02, 2014

A group of 28 Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue participants from government, the housing and property sector, housing NGOs and industry, have joined forces in Singleton to discuss the region’s housing needs.

New Comprehensive Upper Hunter Rehabilitation Reporting Released

New Comprehensive Upper Hunter Rehabilitation Reporting Released

August 25, 2014

Nine Upper Hunter coal producers will today release new rehabilitation reporting for 2012 and 2013 at the NSW Minerals Council Environment and Community Conference held in the Hunter.

Steers moved to Grazing Study sites at Mount Arthur Coal

Steers moved to Grazing Study sites at Mount Arthur Coal

July 31, 2014

Cattle have been moved onto rehabilitated mine land near Muswellbrook in a new study that is investigating whether rehabilitated mine land can sustainably support productive cattle grazing in the Upper Hunter.

Grazing study on rehabilitated mining land in the Upper Hunter

Grazing study on rehabilitated mining land in the Upper Hunter

June 05, 2014

Farmers, miners and representatives from the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Division Resources and Energy are amongst a group of 21 people who visited sites in the Upper Hunter that will soon be part of a grazing study on rehabilitated mining land.

New Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue community information website

New Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue community information website

May 26, 2014

A new Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue website will provide the community with access to more information and news on the progress of around 15 important projects currently underway to address some challenges of mining in the Upper Hunter.

 Rehabilitated Mining Land explored for Grazing Study in the Upper Hunter

Rehabilitated Mining Land explored for Grazing Study in the Upper Hunter

May 13, 2014

Farmers, miners and representatives from Primary Industries and Resources and Energy are amongst a group of 21 people who visited sites in the Upper Hunter that will be part of a grazing study on rehabilitated mining land.

Salinity Trading Scheme improving water quality in the Hunter

Salinity Trading Scheme improving water quality in the Hunter

February 12, 2014

The Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme is helping to ensure that salinity targets in the Hunter River are being met, but further improvements to the Scheme will increase its effectiveness, according to a submission on the Scheme lodged by the NSW Minerals Council.

Upper Hunter mines launch weather forecasting trial

Upper Hunter mines launch weather forecasting trial

January 07, 2014

A three month trial of a weather forecasting system to help reduce dust emissions from Upper Hunter mine sites has begun, delivering on a project idea developed with participants of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue.

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue workshop a success

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue workshop a success

April 12, 2013

More than 60 people met in Singleton yesterday for the annual Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue workshop, to build on work underway to address the challenges of mining in the region.

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