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.

Rehabilitation Case Study: Native seed reclaiming on mined land (Rio Tinto Coal & Allied)

Rehabilitation Case Study: Native seed reclaiming on mined land (Rio Tinto Coal & Allied)

June 06, 2017

An ambitious programme at two Coal & Allied mine sites is aiming to improve the quality of rehabilitation in the Upper Hunter Valley using native seeds and leading agricultural practice in land management, soil preparation, sowing and monitoring.

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.

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