NSW Minerals Council Exploration Forum

May 07, 2018

NSW Minerals Council Exploration Forum


Over 100 explorers, geologists, industry professionals and government representatives attended the 2018 NSW Mining Exploration Forum at the UNSW CBD campus today.


NSW Resources Minister Don Harwin also attended the Forum to deliver a keynote ministerial address and express his support for the vital work our explorers undertake every day.

Minister Harwin also presented the prestigious 2018 Explorer of the Year Award to this year’s winner, Regis Resources, as well as acknowledging the other Award Finalists, Heron Resources and South 32.


In his address the Minister told the Forum that, “It’s important for the NSW Government to ensure that it has a strong, transparent and balanced regulatory regime in place for the minerals industry. Without such a regime in place, the industry will inevitably see an erosion of its social licence to operate in this State, and we all know what the results of that would be.”

The Forum also an important presentation from Richard Schodde, Managing Director at MinEx Consulting, on the strategic benefits to Governments in supporting exploration.

“The exploration sector is critical to the future success of mining in NSW, and the long term economic future of much of regional NSW. That’s why events like this Forum are so important,” NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said today.

“Our Exploration Forum is an opportunity to better understand the key issues and challenges facing our exploration sector and to identify how we can move forward together in the best interests of NSW.” Mr Galilee said.


Congratulations to Regis Resources for winning the 2018 NSW Mining Explorer of the Year Awards for its McPhillamys Gold Project South West of Bathurst. Congratulations also to finalists South 32 and Heron Resources. A full description of the three finalists can be found in the link below.


Contact: Harry Stutchbury | hstutchbury@nswmining.com.au | 0409 758 734 | 02 9274 1419

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