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.

Dangerous illegal action should end Greenpeace’s special tax treatment

Dangerous illegal action should end Greenpeace’s special tax treatment

May 29, 2017

Everyone has a right to protest, but it should be done safely and within the law. Today Greenpeace activists have put themselves and others in danger by illegally trespassing at the Port of Newcastle. Those responsible have also wasted the time and resources of Police and Emergency Services.

Government’s $50 Million For  Resources For Regions Welcome

Government’s $50 Million For Resources For Regions Welcome

May 19, 2017

Today’s announcement by the NSW Government of $50 million in additional funding for the Resources for Regions program will be welcomed by mining communities across the State and shows the Government is listening to councils in mining regions on the need for more support for local infrastructure improvements.

2017/18 NSW Minerals Council Pre-Budget submission

2017/18 NSW Minerals Council Pre-Budget submission

May 15, 2017

The NSW Minerals Council 2017/18 Budget Submission outlines nine priorities to promote economic development, support mining communities, and lock in the gains made during the recent recovery in commodity prices. This includes a 12 month moratorium on further regulatory change for the sector, more public infrastructure funding for mining communities, support for exploration activity, and delivering on commitments made to streamline fees and levies and implement planning reforms.

NSW Minerals Council Exploration Forum ‘The Rocks and Beyond’

NSW Minerals Council Exploration Forum ‘The Rocks and Beyond’

May 11, 2017

Over 100 explorers, geologists, industry professionals and government representatives attended the 2017 NSW Mining Exploration Forum.

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