A proposed mineworker’s camp in Singleton, New South Wales will only be built if new mine developments and expansions come online.
Over 2500 coal mine blasts have been recorded in the Upper Hunter region last year.
Former union boss John Maitland has insisted he was passionate about a mining training facility and not a commercial operation, when he applied for a coal exploration licence at Doyles Creek in the Hunter Valley.
Opposition to a proposed $101 million mineworkers’ camp in Singleton, New South Wales, is growing.
Hunter Valley miners have told Port Waratah Coal Services that the amount of coal they handle will drop, again putting the T4 loader on Kooragang Island in doubt.
Blast fume complaints have fallen in the Upper Hunter after the Department of Planning and Infrastructure approved a strategy to deal with blast fumes.
Questions are being raised about the pressure placed on consultants used by mining companies as an expert claims out-dated data was used in Rio Tinto’s Warkworth mine approval.
BHP Billiton is planning to extend its Mount Arthur coal mine’s life.
Rio Tinto has cut 40 jobs at Mount Thorley Warkworth mine after a court last week overturned permission for the company to expand the mine.
The Doyles Creek mining proposal submitted to the NSW government incorporated so many false and misleading statements it amounted to fraud, the Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry has heard.
A NSW court has overturned approval for the expansion of Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley mine in the Hunter Valley, potentially putting 1300 jobs at risk.
Falling air quality in the Hunter Valley has angered health professionals who are demanding increased protection for residents from mining dust and blast chemicals.
Drafting a submission for a prospective training mine was the task afforded to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Peter Demura, the Independent Commission against Corruption heard on Thursday.
Hunter Valley thoroughbred breeders are again warning that mining is threatening some of the most productive land in New South Wales.
Former mining union head John Maitland and his associates played down the size of the Doyles Creek mine coal resources when seeking NSW state government approval for a training facility, the corruption watchdog has heard.
Environmental management within the mining industry is continually evolving, but it has become more difficult.
The Hunter Valley’s already struggling coal industry will again be hit if Rio Tinto goes ahead with apparent plans to sell off its stake in Coal & Allied.
Former NSW Labor mining minister Ian Macdonald wanted a mining project to be quickly approved “in house”, despite internal departmental advice against the proposal, the Independent Commission Against Corruption has been told.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption’s inquiry into the Doyles Creek mining licence issued by former New South Wales Labor Minister Ian Macdonald will today hear evidence from his ex- chief of staff.
The Hunter Valley, while blessed with resources is a region in conflict. Alex Heber spoke to the Hunter’s Nationals candidate Michael Johnsen.