Coal trains and air quality in Newcastle

Coal trains and air quality in Newcastle

February 10, 2014

The mining industry takes the issue of air quality seriously. Hunter coal miners are part of the Hunter community, raise families in the Hunter and breathe the same air as everyone else. We work closely with regulators and actively review all the available scientific evidence, which gives us confidence that air quality around the rail corridor is good and consistent with other parts of the region.

New air quality initiatives in the Lower Hunter welcome

New air quality initiatives in the Lower Hunter welcome

February 07, 2014

The NSW Government's moves to improve knowledge about air quality in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter is a welcome step forward and will strengthen the science-based discussion around air quality issues in the region.

Opinion: Planning reform needed to protect mining jobs

Opinion: Planning reform needed to protect mining jobs

February 04, 2014

2014 is shaping up to be another big year for NSW mining.

Opinion: Green extremists talk a lot with a glass jaw

Opinion: Green extremists talk a lot with a glass jaw

February 03, 2014

Green activists and extremists are happy to dish it out, but they sure can’t take it.

Record numbers nominate for annual NSW Women in Mining Awards

Record numbers nominate for annual NSW Women in Mining Awards

January 30, 2014

Entries are coming in fast for the NSW Women in Mining Awards, having already exceeded the number of nominations for the inaugural awards in 2012. Due to popular demand, we're extending the deadline for nominations to Thursday, 6 February.

1,300 jobs receive a welcome reprieve but long term protection needed

1,300 jobs receive a welcome reprieve but long term protection needed

January 30, 2014

The jobs of more 1,300 Hunter Valley mining workers have been secured for the next two years with the NSW Planning Commission today approving a small modification to Rio Tinto Coal & Allied’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mining operation.

Mining communities on track to receive critical infrastructure upgrades

Mining communities on track to receive critical infrastructure upgrades

January 28, 2014

Key infrastructure projects in NSW mining regions, like improvements to the Denman Children’s Centre, and Muswellbrook and Singleton Hospitals, are a step closer to receiving government funding through Resources for Regions.

Drayton miners step up the campaign to save their jobs

Drayton miners step up the campaign to save their jobs

January 23, 2014

Workers, community members and mining suppliers are stepping up their campaign to save more than 500 jobs at the Drayton South mine project in the Hunter Valley.

Major Sydney radio show set for mine site live broadcast

Major Sydney radio show set for mine site live broadcast

January 23, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council and radio station WSFM are joining forces to help demonstrate how important mining is to the people of Sydney.

State Resources for Regions Program must be expanded

State Resources for Regions Program must be expanded

January 22, 2014

Eligibility for the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program should be extended and long-term funding provided so that more NSW mining communities can share the benefits.

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