NSW Government projects allowed to bypass planning system quagmire

October 10, 2019

The NSW Government needs to explain why it has repeatedly fast-tracked its own large and controversial projects through the state planning system, bypassing the Independent Planning Commission, while expecting other major projects to endure a lengthy, uncertain and costly assessment process that is costing jobs and investment in NSW.

Six year wait for Rix’s Creek approval highlights broken planning system

October 04, 2019

The approval of the Rix’s Creek South Coal Mine Continuation Project by the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) is welcome as it will secure more than 300 existing jobs, support local communities and businesses, and boost the NSW economy.

Rix’s Creek Continuation Project - Withdrawal of Consent

October 04, 2019

The dramatic developments this afternoon in relation to the Independent Planning Commission's (IPC) mishandling of the Rix's Creek Continuation Project highlight the need for urgent reform of the NSW planning system.

Statement from the NSW Minerals Council on the revocation of the declaration of the channel services at the Port of Newcastle

September 25, 2019

The NSW Minerals Council is extremely disappointed by the Treasurer's decision to allow the revocation of the declaration of the channel services at the Port of Newcastle to go ahead. The National Competition Council's views were flawed and should not have been relied upon by the Treasurer.


September 23, 2019

The NSW Minerals Council has launched a public advertising campaign calling for urgent changes to the NSW planning system to protect NSW jobs and the economy.

Strong global demand delivering more coal mining jobs for NSW

September 18, 2019

Strong global demand for NSW coal from our traditional and developing export markets in the Asia Pacific is delivering more coal mining jobs across regional NSW.

Bylong decision shows the utter failure of the NSW planning system

September 18, 2019

The refusal by the faceless Independent Planning Commission (IPC) on the Kepco Bylong mining project represents everything that is wrong with the NSW planning system - and still the Planning Minister and NSW Government do nothing.

2019 Women in Resources National Awards Winners Announced

September 12, 2019

The 2019 Women in Resources National Awards winners have been announced at a gala dinner hosted by the NSW Minerals Council at NSW Parliament and sponsored by Rio Tinto.

New research highlights strong future for NSW coal exports

September 11, 2019

A report by independent research company Commodity Insights has found that the current power generation policies of governments in the Asia Pacific region will drive an increase in demand for thermal coal imports of 495 million tonnes across the region by 2040, presenting significant growth opportunities for NSW coal exports, the NSW economy, and regional mining communities.

NSW Minerals Council welcomes Labor's public support for NSW coal industry

August 28, 2019

The NSW Minerals Council has welcomed Labor’s strong public expression of support for our state’s coal mining industry and the thousands of mining families and businesses supported by coal mining in communities across NSW.

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