Water
As part of the broader Environment theme, the Dialogue works to address issues and concerns raised regarding Water under the following two objectives:
  1. Develop a better understanding of the region’s water resources and the existing and potential impacts of development on the Hunter Valley catchment.
  2. Demonstrate and promote responsible and efficient use and management of water in the Hunter Valley.
There are a number of projects underway to achieve these goals.
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  1. Hunter Valley Bioregional AssessmentRead more
  2. Water Resource MapRead more
  3. Water Accounting FrameworkRead more
  4. Hunter River Water Quality Assessment Read more
  5. Water ResourcesRead more
Social Impacts and Infrastructure
While the Social Impacts and Infrastructure group is now in abeyance, the group worked on two goals:
1.     Facilitate structured discussions between councils, business chambers and industry to better understand community infrastructure requirements, priorities and lend industry weight to lobby for infrastructure.
2.     Undertake a study to assess the impacts of the growth of the industry in the Upper Hunter, with a focus on social impacts.
A number of reports and studies were completed by the group.
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  1. Housing StudyRead more
  2. Regional Collaboration on InfrastructureRead more
Land Management
As part of the broader Environment theme, the Dialogue works to address issues and concerns raised regarding Land Management under the following three objectives, with a number of projects underway to achieve these goals.:
  1. Decrease the time that disturbed areas are left without temporary or final cover, recognising that different mining operations are at different points in rehabilitation;
  2. Provide transparent and reliable information through the Rehabilitation Reporting Principles;
  3. Achieve a consistent level of best practice, quality, integrated rehabilitation across the Upper Hunter (within industry and with future land uses) and to be a responsible steward of the land.
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  1. Grazing StudyRead more
  2. Investigation of Possible Beneficial Uses for Mine Voids in the Upper HunterRead more
  3. Rehabilitation Principles and CommitmentsRead more
  4. Land Management ResourcesRead more
Emissions and Health
As part of the broader Environment theme, the Dialogue works to address issues and concerns raised regarding Emissions and Health under the following two objectives:
  1. Develop a better understanding in the industry and the community of mining related emissions.
  2. Manage mining operations to achieve consistent, continuous improvement of mining related emissions levels that demsonstartes best practice and meets operational excellence.
There are a number of projects underway to achieve these goals. Open all Emissions and Health Projects  
  1. Weather Forecasting ProjectRead more
  2. Community Weather Forecast Notification ProjectRead more
  3. Air Quality ResourcesRead more