The Australia Institute Declares Support For New Hunter Coal Mines

The Australia Institute Declares Support For New Hunter Coal Mines

July 17, 2017

The NSW coal industry welcomes the support of The Australia Institute for more coal mining in the Hunter. In a surprising move, The Australia Institute has today released a report supporting an increase of Hunter coal export volumes to 235MT by 2035 from new Hunter mines and the expansion of existing operations.

Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference   2017 Excellence Awards - Finalists

Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference 2017 Excellence Awards - Finalists

July 13, 2017

The 2017 NSW Minerals Council Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference Excellence Awards Finalists have been announced.

Watermark Agreement to Secure Jobs and Growth for New England Region

Watermark Agreement to Secure Jobs and Growth for New England Region

July 12, 2017

The agreement between the NSW Government and Shenhua announced today is a good outcome for the New England Region. It will secure hundreds of jobs, particularly around Gunnedah, and provide a genuine economic boost to the whole region.

Around 20,000 Hunter footy fans turn at Voice for Mining Family Day 2017

Around 20,000 Hunter footy fans turn at Voice for Mining Family Day 2017

July 03, 2017

Around 20,000 fans and mining families have turned out in a sea of bright hi-vis to support two great Hunter teams, the Newcastle Knights and the region’s miners.

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation

June 30, 2017

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation and supporting documents The NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) has made a submission on the draft Biodiversity Conservation Regulation and supporting documents which were released for public consultation until 21 June 2017. The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 is to due to commence on 25 August 2017.

NSW bucks trend, Increases Exploration Expenditure

NSW bucks trend, Increases Exploration Expenditure

June 28, 2017

ABS report on mineral and petroleum exploration for the March 2017 quarter – increase in NSW expenditure on mineral exploration bucks Australian trend Mineral (includes coal and metals) exploration expenditure fell 16.2% ($65.5m) across Australia to $337.6m in the March quarter. This is not unexpected, as expenditure in the March quarter is typically lower than other quarters and is likely due to exploration activities winding down over Summer; on the upside, Australian mineral expenditure in the March 2017 quarter was higher than for the equivalent period last year ($290.4m).

Opinion: Why coal needs to stay in the energy mix

Opinion: Why coal needs to stay in the energy mix

June 23, 2017

Families and businesses across NSW were hit with a power punch to the hip pocket last week.

Voice for Mining Family Day to Raise Money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Voice for Mining Family Day to Raise Money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

June 23, 2017

The fifth annual Voice for Mining Family Day on Sunday 2 July at McDonald Jones Stadium will raise money for the region’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service to support the critical service it provides to the Hunter. This year the NSW Minerals Council will sponsor a ‘High Ball Challenge’ at half time to raise money for the helicopter service.

Billion Dollar Royalty Boost Helps Deliver More For Regions

Billion Dollar Royalty Boost Helps Deliver More For Regions

June 20, 2017

The State Government deserves congratulations for its sound economic management and the delivery of a very strong Budget that has the potential to underpin the long-term future of NSW.

Cabinet Visit To Singleton Welcomed

Cabinet Visit To Singleton Welcomed

June 15, 2017

Today’s visit by the NSW Cabinet to Singleton is an excellent opportunity to highlight the ongoing importance of mining to the region, the resilience of the industry, and the ongoing infrastructure needs of the Upper Hunter.

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