Stoner admits planning system too complicated and needs to be fixed

Stoner admits planning system too complicated and needs to be fixed

November 27, 2014

Former NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner has admitted that the planning system has become more complicated and is calling on the state’s decision makers to develop and implement policy in the interests of the whole state and not appeal to populist ideas.

Call for mentors to support women at NSW mines

Call for mentors to support women at NSW mines

November 27, 2014

Women in mining across NSW are being encouraged to participate in a mentoring program designed to help young women entering the resources sector and those looking to take the next step in their careers.

BHP Billiton signals continued productivity focus with another coal review now underway

BHP Billiton signals continued productivity focus with another coal review now underway

November 26, 2014

BHP Billiton is targeting a further 15 per cent reduction in unit costs for its NSW Energy Coal business by the end of the 2016 financial year as a new review to find productivity gains and savings gets underway.

MPs agree to work together on planning system, fix “appalling” delays

MPs agree to work together on planning system, fix “appalling” delays

November 26, 2014

Representatives of the NSW Government and the NSW Opposition have agreed to work together on improving the planning system and to minimise “appalling” delays that risk future mining jobs and investment in NSW.

Premier's address at NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards Dinner

Premier's address at NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards Dinner

November 25, 2014

NSW Premier, The Hon. Mike Baird MP's address at the NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards Dinner on 21 November 2014.

New Glencore and Peabody Energy JV proposed for Hunter Valley

New Glencore and Peabody Energy JV proposed for Hunter Valley

November 25, 2014

Glencore and Peabody Energy have agreed to form a 50:50 Joint Venture to develop a brownfield open cut coal project located between the existing United and Wambo mines in the NSW Hunter Valley.

Premier’s planning system commitments will deliver jobs boost

Premier’s planning system commitments will deliver jobs boost

November 21, 2014

The NSW Premier’s commitment to reduce by half the assessment timeframe for major mining projects will help attract investment and create jobs in our state.

Resilience in the face of adversity for NSW Mining

Resilience in the face of adversity for NSW Mining

November 21, 2014

Despite a difficult period for mining in NSW, last night’s NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards dinner united the industry in a show of support for the thousands of men and women who work hard to keep our lights on, our homes and businesses powered, and our NSW export income flowing.

OPINION: Survey shows importance of coal to the Hunter

OPINION: Survey shows importance of coal to the Hunter

November 20, 2014

Most people in the Hunter understand that, along with agriculture and tourism, mining is one of the three pillars of our local economy. It underpins jobs and economic stimulus in communities across the region.

2014 NSW Minerals Council Expenditure Survey

2014 NSW Minerals Council Expenditure Survey

November 17, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council’s latest Expenditure Survey has found that the 22 participating mining companies directly injected $13.6 billion into the NSW economy in 2013/14, up from $12.8 billion the previous year.

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