Unemployment has jumped in the Hunter Valley, with new figures showing NSW coal production jobs have fallen below 20,000 for the first time since 2010.
An artist has spent time at both underground and open cut coal mines to inspire a new collection of paintings depicting the industry.
Anglo American has submitted plans to develop its Drayton South mine for the third time.
Yancoal’s Moolarben Coal Mine Stage 2 proposal was referred to the NSW Planning Assessment Commission last week.
Glencore and Peabody Energy have agreed to jointly manage the Wambo and United coal mines in the Hunter Valley, the first joint venture of its kind in the region.
Fear, anxiety and uncertainty: that’s how Drayton miners have described their feelings around the government’s decision to reject an expansion of their coal mine.
Anglo American wants the Premier of NSW to save 500 jobs and overturn PAC’s rejection of Drayton South mine.
There are calls for the planning framework in NSW to be overhauled following the rejection of Anglo’s Drayton South mine, which could cost 500 people their jobs.
The CFMEU said the rejection of Anglo’s Drayton South mine is a devastating blow for the Hunter Valley.
Anglo American says PAC’s rejection of the Drayton South mine comes as a “shattering blow” to the local community of Muswellbrook.
Anglo American’s Drayton South mine has been rejected by the Planning and Assessment Commission in order to protect the nearby Coolmore and Darley thoroughbred studs.
Approval has been granted for an extension to the Mt Arthur coal mine, along with changes to allow increased levels of blasting.
A man aged is his thirties was airlifted to hospital yesterday after suffering an injury at Peabody’s Wambo mine.
Rio Tinto’s chief of energy said time was ticking for workers at Mt Thorley Warkworth mine and hopes the government will give the green light for an extension at the project soon.
More than a hundredth of the land in the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter council areas is disturbed by mining, a new report on rehab says.
Independent Upper Hunter Valley candidate Lee Watts discusses her support miners as the vitriol rises over the Drayton South coal mine expansion battle.
NSW Police have intercepted a truck towing tunnel boring equipment near Newcastle after it was detected as being allegedly in breach of its permit.
A truck driver from the Mt Thorley-Warkworth mine has won gold for Australia at the Commonwealth games in the 10m Air Pistol event.
A new festival is being launched aimed at showcasing the benefits of mining in the Hunter Valley.
An Independent Upper Hunter candidate has taken exception with people who are opposed to Anglo American’s Drayton South coal mine but who don’t live near the Muswellbrook area.