Michael Wright

A message from Michael Wright

The NSW Government has launched the largest airborne electromagnetic (AEM) search by area in the state’s history. Last week, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Resources, John Barilaro MP, met with the ABC and our geoscientists at their temporary post in the small town of Nymagee, 100 kilometres south of Cobar. You can watch the story here.

Creating useful geotechnical data and improving public access to it continues to be a priority for us, and we invite everyone interested in learning more to join us at our annual Maitland Open Days on November 8 and 9.

We hope to see you there. And do let us know what you're keen to know more about, as well as any comments you have about what we do - or should do more of.

Drop us an email.

Michael Wright
Deputy Secretary, Division of Resources and Geoscience

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The search for new mineral deposits and groundwater is on
Follow the progress of our airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey in the Greater Cobar region.
 
 
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$2M in remediation works completed at legacy asbestos mine
More than 16,000 square metres of road has been prepped, primed and sealed as part of further remediation works to Woodsreef Mine, a legacy asbestos mine in the NSW Northern Tablelands.
 
 
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First EOI process completed for Mineral Allocation Areas
The first expressions of interest (EOI) process for explorers looking to access the Mineral Allocation Areas for Group 1 minerals closed on 30 September. Further EOI rounds will be opened every two years until 2027.
 
 
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Broken Hill National Park doubles in size
Almost 60,000 hectares of land north-east of Broken Hill has been added to the Mutawintji State Conservation Area, doubling the size of the first Aboriginal-owned National Park in NSW to 120,000 hectares.
 
 
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Version 1.1 of NSW Statewide Seamless Geology dataset released
The latest seamless statewide compilation of the best available NSW digital geology mapping is now available for free download in various GIS formats.
 
 
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Join us for a fun, free day in Maitland!
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Newcastle Earthquake, our annual open days – on 8 and 9 November – will feature the story of the geology behind one of Australia’s worst-ever natural disasters alongside geoscience activities for the kids, mineral and fossil displays, free maps and more!
 
 
Q2 and Q3 2019 Titles Quarterly Report released

A total of 82 notifications of proposed decisions, security deposit releases and subsidence management plan approvals were issued during the second quarter of 2019 (1 April – 30 June 2019). A further 112 were issued in the third quarter (1 July – 30 September 2019) making it a record breaking quarter for the Division.

 
 
NSW Government releases 3,400 geotechnical reports

Industry and the public can now access 3,400 Public Works Advisory reports via our new geotechnical collection in DIGS® and new geotechnical report view in MinView.

 
 
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