Mining & Coal Seam Gas

EDO NSW has produced a number of resources on mining and coal seam gas

Fact Sheets on this topic include:

  • Mining
  • Coal Seam Gas
  • Strategic Regional Land Use Policy Package

EDO NSW also undertakes law reform work relevant to mining and coal seam gas. Read our submissions.

EDO NSW represents individuals and community groups in public interest litigation to protect the environment. Read about our past cases on mining and coal seam gas.

Learn how to Have Your Say about decisions relevant to mining and coal seam gas.

Mining

This Fact Sheet focuses on mining and explains how mining projects are assessed and approved. It describes the regulatory frameworks governing different stages of mining activities, and highlights the specific times at which landholders and the public can have their say. It discusses protections for agricultural land, water, national parks, and other special areas, and identifies avenues for enforcing breaches of environmental law.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who want to know their rights in relation to mining and associated development, the processes involved, and the opportunities for input. It will also be useful for people whose property is subject to a mineral exploration or mining title, or who are looking for information about impending or current mining activities. 

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: DAs and Consents, Strategic Regional Land Use Policy Package, Submissions, Letters and Petitions, Suggesting Conditions of Approval

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Coal Seam Gas

This Fact Sheet explains how coal seam gas (CSG) projects are assessed and approved, with a focus on the provisions which allow landholder and public participation. It describes the regulatory frameworks governing different types of coal seam gas activities, and highlights the specific times at which landholders and the public can have their say. It discusses protections for cultivated land, water, national parks, and other special areas, and identifies avenues for enforcing breaches of environmental law.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who want to know their rights in relation to coal seam gas exploration and production, the processes involved, and the opportunities for input. It will also be useful for people whose property is subject to a coal seam gas exploration or production title, or who are looking for information about impending or current coal seam gas activities. 

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: DAs and Consents, Strategic Regional Land Use Policy Package, Submissions, Letters and Petitions, Suggesting Conditions of Approval, Technical Fact Sheet - Coal Seam Gas Water Testing

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Strategic Regional Land Use Policy Package

This Fact Sheet explains the process for assessing the impact of large-scale mining and coal seam gas (CSG) developments on areas of agricultural and environmental value.

It contains information on the Gateway process and what its role is in the assessment of large scale mining and coal seam gas development applications, and identifies the relevant decision-makers and enforcement authorities.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for landholders and communities affected by proposed new mining and coal seam gas activity to understand the factors which will be considered in the various stages of assessing the proponents’ applications.

This Fact Sheet should be read in conjunction with Fact Sheets on Mining and Coal Seam Gas.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: DAs and Consents

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Suggesting Conditions of Approval

This Fact Sheet explores how the community can have their say about the types of conditions that can be imposed on coal and coal seam gas developments. It discusses the NSW Government’s draft Standard and Model Conditions for mining and CSG developments, as well as other conditions that you may wish to see imposed on a development.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who want to have their say about how the impacts of a mining or CSG development on the environment and local community could be avoided or lessened.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Submissions, Letters and Petitions, Mining and Coal Seam Gas, Strategic Regional Land Use Policy Package

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Technical Fact Sheet: Coal Seam Gas Water Testing

Technical Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet has been prepared in response to community queries regarding water quality testing and coal seam gas (CSG) operations. This document is designed to provide some guidance for community members with limited resources on what water testing may be useful for identifying water impacts from CSG operations that are planned for an area.

This Fact Sheet should be read in conjunction with Fact Sheets on Coal Seam Gas.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: DAs and Consents.

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