An elderly couple in Waratah, NSW has been demanding compensation from the Mine Subsidence Board for more than 30 years after water flooded their property.
Peabody Energy have announced it will cut 400 positions across its NSW and QLD coal mines, blaming challenging market conditions for the move.
Kingsgate Consolidated are moving to develop a silver mine in NSW and plan to deliver an environmental assessment for the project as early as 2014.
The Minerals Council recently released research from PricewaterhouseCoopers, which said project delays of 12 months or more could cost NSW 29,000 jobs, $10.3 billion in lost investment and $600 million a year in lost mining royalties over the next 20 years.
Broken Hill City Council is pondering charging mining rates separately from regular rates.
The Hunter region’s rental situation could ease and become cheaper as the mining slump increases vacancy rates.
A poll has found almost nine out of 10 people in NSW want the ability to appeal against coal mining projects that receive approval in their vicinity.
NSW Minerals Council chief Stephen Galilee has called Ulan, Moolarben and Wilpinjong coal mines the jewels in the crown of the state’s mining industry.
Five workers have been made redundant at Barrick Gold’s Lake Cowal mine with the company blaming the decision on weak gold prices and increasing operating costs.
The New South Wales government has given Australian resources company TriAusMin the green signal to re-open Woodlawn mine.
Gulgong residents on the western edge of Hunter Valley have opposed proposals by The Mac Group to erect a 400-bed temporary worker facility in the town.
The union for Hunter Valley coal miners said an application for a new coal exploration lease in Lake Macquarie, is ‘a matter of importance’ for the area.
Whitehaven Coal has received final approval to develop its $766 million Maules Creek mine.
Greens candidate for Cowper NSW Carol Vernon has expressed worry over the possibility of mining in the headwaters of the Clarence River.
The CFMEU said it is disturbed about reports PPE is being stolen from the Perilya mine at Broken Hill.
The NSW Minerals Council has said project deferrals and postponements of 12 months or more will jeopardise 29,000 jobs across the state and result in $10.3 billion in lost investments.
New South Wales Treasurer Mike Baird said he has avoided the ‘dud deal of the century’ by dumping the government’s obligation to develop and operate the Cobbora coal mine.
A majority of Mudgee businesses have backed plans by Moolarben Coal to extend its mining operations by 180 hectares, extending the life of the mine to 2033.
A group of hopeful Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy high school students from all over the state gave presentations in Newcastle to 20 Xstrata engineers and senior mine workers.
The New South Wales Minerals Council has hit back at the Greens, saying their energy strategy would ‘slash jobs and trash the economy’.