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Hunter Valley coal mine recommended for approval

The war between a Hunter Valley coal mine and the country’s top horse studs is continuing after the NSW Planning Assessment Commission gave the green light to the Drayton South mining project...

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Glencore to close Tahmoor mine by 2019

Glencore has announced they will close its Tahmoor coal mine by 2019, a move the CFMEU has called a “massive kick in the guts”. The mining company said in a statement the decision to...

Peabody wants to expand Wambo mine

Peabody Energy has put in an application to modify it’s South Wambo underground coal mine in New South Wales, just a week after the mining giant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The...

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Changes to NSW mine safety legislation commence

Changes to NSW mine safety legislation have commenced this month. The February 1 legislative changes relate to the DRE’s compliance and enforcement role in petroleum work health and safety (to...

Australia’s two largest solar plants go online in NSW

NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts, traveled to Nyngan in regional NSW in late January to mark the official completion of Australia’s two largest solar plants at...

Five injuries, high gas readings at NSW mines

The New South Wales Mine Safety Weekly Incident Summary, released on January 20, revealed 43 total reportable incidents and five injuries. Of the 43 incidents, 36 were Level 1 and seven were Level 2...

Five New Railway Tracks To Ease Coal Train Congestion in Hunter Valley

Trains resume operations after NSW flooding

After wild weather caused severe flooding in the Hunter Valley, coal, freight and passenger trains had to halt operations. A statement on Wednesday from the Australian Rail Track Corporation...

Anglo American to sell Hunter Valley coal mine

Anglo American has announced the sale of a Hunter Valley mine to Australian Pacific Coal Limited. The Christmas Eve announcement stated Anglo had entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with the...