Changes to the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act announced by Environment Minister Tony Burke on Tuesday will afford increased protection to water resources.
Rio Tinto subsidiary Coal and Allied are using the latest agricultural technology to plant a blend of native grass seeds over 80 hectares of rehabilitated mining land.
Xstrata has posted new production records for its thermal coal, nickel, and zinc operations, but says copper production has dropped 16 per cent.
BelAZ has launched its 240 tonne and 360 tonne mining trucks into Australia today.
The State Government yesterday announced it would review exploration licences granted in the New South Wales Bylong Valley under the watch of former mining minister Ian Macdonald.
Former Prime Minister John Howard will officially open a new premises for a major supplier of large mining dump trucks in Rutherford tomorrow.
The Hunter is know for its wine, well bred horses, fresh produce and increasingly its open cut coal mines, and power stations.
A Hunter Valley mine is attempting to block a tourist development because it will drop too much coal dust onto it.
Mining’s negative affects have grabbed many headlines of late, especially in the New South Wales Hunter Valley region.
More than 100 local Hunter Valley residents have unanimously voted to halt all coal mining expansions and developments surrounding the Upper Hunter town of Jerry’s Plains.
Concern for the Hunter River is growing as locals and environmentalists fear continued expansion of coal mines located upstream will “kill” the estuary. Alex Heber reports.
The mining industry’s instability has flowed onto engineering and manufacturing sectors causing job losses in small and medium enterprises.
Ramping up production at Xstrata’s Mangoola coal mine by almost 30 per cent to 13.5 million tonnes of coal a year will create an estimated 150 new jobs.
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Infrastructure has recommended Wambo mine’s proposal to build a new water storage facility be approved.
An inadequate sewer system in the Upper Hunter threatens to halt the expansion of Anglo American Coal’s Drayton mine.
The controversial topic that is coal seam gas has been picked up by Hollywood and if the Greens have their way the movie will be shown in Hunter Valley cinemas shortly.
New South Wales’ Hunter Valley has had one of its best years, recording zero fatalities in 2012.
Sandvik Mining, a global supplier of equipment and tools, has finalised the last nine of its redundancies at its Hunter Valley Site.
Community groups in the Hunter Valley will start to independently monitor air quality along the Hunter coal corridor to assess levels of pollution.
Renters and buyers are said to be benefiting from the mining downturn in the Hunter Valley as more properties hit the market.