November 20, 2020
As we near the end of a momentous 2020, it is timely to reflect on the Dialogue’s accomplishments in this most difficult of years.
September 11, 2020
Two Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue working groups met online this week - the Joint Environment Working Group and the Joint Economic Social Development Working Group.
September 08, 2020
A rehabilitated coal mine site will now be home to a large solar farm, providing a beneficial post-mining land use opportunity for the Upper Hunter community.
July 31, 2020
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue has postponed its Annual Forum until next year and “parked up” its 2020 School Mine Tours Program due to Covid 19 restrictions.
June 28, 2020
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue has “zoomed in” on online technology to keep the Dialogue’s work on schedule while complying with Covid-19 restrictions.
June 11, 2020
Members from the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue's Joint Environment Working Group and Joint Economic and Social Development Working Group came together online via Zoom this week for the latest round of meetings.
May 22, 2020
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue is looking for community representatives who are interested in helping the Dialogue address the cumulative impacts of mining through industry and community working together.
April 17, 2020
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue and its industry partners continue to implement serious interim measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
April 14, 2020
Nominations are currently open for the appointment of local community members to a joint Community Consultative Committee (CCC) in the Singleton Shire.
April 09, 2020
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue's Newsletter has had a refresh for it's new April-May 2020 edition. Now titled 'The Dialogue', stakeholders are able to discover more about the Dialogue's project, activities and stakeholders than ever before.
March 11, 2020
The Dialogue's industry, community and government stakeholders have come together in Singleton for the first Joint Working Group meetings for 2020.
February 28, 2020
Industry Working Groups are back to work as the Dialogue kicks off its 2020 work program.
November 21, 2019
Community, government and the mining industry came together in Singleton this week for the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue's 2019 Forum and a chance to collaborate on ideas aimed at minimising the impacts and increasing the opportunities from mining.
October 08, 2019
The latest Dialogue newsletter provides an update on our new Chair and industry partner, a briefing on the upcoming Forum, an overview of recent local procurement business events, and the latest on the Dialogue's current projects.
September 19, 2019
Mining industry personnel and local business owners recently connected to discuss procurement opportunities at a joint Dialogue and Singleton Business Chamber event.
August 29, 2019
The rehabilitation at Mangoola mine provides local students with a real-life demonstration of a sustainable biome.
August 29, 2019
BHP's Sarah Withell is looking forward to the role of Chair and for the Dialogue to continue to deliver projects and information that matter most to the community.
August 14, 2019
The Dialogue meant business at its inaugural Procurement Opportunities Breakfast, with the aim of helping local businesses to become involved as suppliers to the mining sector.
June 04, 2019
The Dialogue's May 2019 Newsletter contains updates on the Dialogue's recent key projects and new projects supported by the 2018 Annual Forum discussion sessions.
June 04, 2019
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s School Mine Tours Program is on the road for 2019.
January 09, 2019
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue is looking for Upper Hunter community members who want to help make the region a better place for all to live.
January 08, 2019
A refreshed format featuring increased engagement between the community, business and the mining industry drew a record turnout to the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s annual forum on November 19, and provides the Dialogue with recommendations to consider in 2019.
December 14, 2018
Students from St Joseph’s High School had the rare opportunity to witness the birth of a new coal mine when they visited Mach Energy’s Mount Pleasant Operation.
November 08, 2018
The Dialogue's November 2018 Newsletter has contains updates on the Dialogue's recent key projects and activities in the latter half of 2018.
August 23, 2018
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue is progressing with a realignment of the Working Groups in an effort to better reflect the current priorities of the Dialogue and ensure the initiative remains relevant to the Upper Hunter community.
August 22, 2018
The Dialogue's July 2018 Newsletter has been released containing updates on the Dialogue's key projects.
July 04, 2018
School was in at Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) Mine on Wednesday, May 23 when students from Singleton’s St Catherine’s Catholic College visited as part of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s School Mine Tours Program.
July 02, 2018
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s School Mine Tours Program is back on the road for 2018 with the first stop at Mt Owen Mine.
June 14, 2018
St James Primary School and Aberdeen Public School students got a birds eye view of how mines are combining traditional mining operation with high tech tools at Ravensworth Mine while students from Denman Public School and St Joseph’s Primary Denman took a step into the future at Mangoola Mine.
May 28, 2018
Hard hats, safety glasses, protective gloves and hi vis vests became part of the school uniform for 21 students when Peabody’s Wambo Mine became a giant, outdoor classroom on May 28.
May 03, 2018
The Dialogue expanded its community engagement display which visits local shows and events to include a strong focus on rehabilitation for the festival’s Singleton Community Day on April 7.
June 06, 2017
An ambitious programme at two Coal & Allied mine sites is aiming to improve the quality of rehabilitation in the Upper Hunter Valley using native seeds and leading agricultural practice in land management, soil preparation, sowing and monitoring.
December 07, 2016
More than 85 stakeholders gathered at the Muswellbrook Race Club for the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Annual Forum.
December 06, 2016
New figures released today show the relatively low volume of water from the Hunter River system used by mining operations during 2014 and 2015, only using up to 3 per cent of the total water flowing through the river system in the Upper Hunter.
December 05, 2016
A trial of grazing beef cattle on rehabilitated mining land is showing encouraging results which point to a sustainable use of mined lands as commercially- productive pasture after mining has ended.
December 05, 2016
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue assessed water use by the mining industry in the Upper Hunter in 2014. Using a common accounting framework, mining companies have reported their water inflows and outflows from operations. This has helped them to manage their water use and embark on water saving and reuse opportunities.
December 05, 2016
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue assessed water use by the mining industry in the Upper Hunter in 2015. Using a common accounting framework, mining companies have reported their water inflows and outflows from operations. This has helped them to manage their water use and embark on water saving and reuse opportunities.
November 14, 2016
This week the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue (UHMD) hosted Newcastle Herald senior journalist Ian Kirkwood on a tour of its projects. The aim of the tour was to promote the UHMD’s ongoing work with the community and mining industry across the Herald's readers.
November 03, 2016
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s Joint Advisory Steering Committee met in Singleton on 3 November to review the Dialogue’s progress on a range of projects and prepare for the upcoming UHMD Annual Forum on December 6.
March 31, 2016
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue has kicked off 2016 with the release of its annual forum report, and updated rehabilitation figures.
With the Hunter Coal Festival kicking off tomorrow and both the Tocal Field Days conference and Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference, April is set to be a busy month for the Dialogue.
December 02, 2015
The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s grazing study is now well into its second year, comparing whether rehabilitated mined land can support sustainable and profitable livestock grazing, as compared with grazing on unmined native pastures.
November 27, 2015
New—and some very imaginative— ideas for making use of mine voids were developed by community members at this week’s Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue (UHMD) Community Day in Muswellbrook.
July 22, 2015
We’re calling for applications to be considered for 3 community representative positions, as part of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Joint Advisory Steering Committee.
February 19, 2015
Renowned Hunter artist Christine Pike has expressed her awe at the “phenomenal” response she’s been getting from people visiting her ‘coal miners’ exhibition at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.
February 10, 2015
Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has publicly recognised the efforts of the government and industry partnership investigating whether rehabilitated mine land can sustainably support productive and profitable grazing in the Upper Hunter.
January 08, 2015
More than 100 works of art are on display in Muswellbrook in a new exhibition telling the story of the region's miners.
December 18, 2014
Greg Sullivan has joined the NSW Minerals Council as our new Policy Director, looking after several areas including the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue
December 15, 2014
A community leader says there have been 'significant achievements' in the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue.
December 10, 2014
The need to continue investing in the economic development of the Upper Hunter region was one of the leading issues discussed at the recent Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Workshop.
December 01, 2014
It’s full steam ahead for The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s Grazing Study, as 20 steers have been introduced to the study sites at Coal & Allied’s Hunter Valley Operations mine site and the adjoining control property, Wandawoi.
October 20, 2014
A roadmap for tackling the Upper Hunter’s housing issues has been produced, with a wide cross section of industry, community, the housing sector and business all agreeing that a government-coordinated housing strategy was necessary for the region.
October 17, 2014
Upper Hunter residents, mining companies and government representatives have joined forces over the last two days to discuss practical ways of understanding, monitoring and managing air quality.
October 08, 2014
Upper Hunter residents are invited to discuss practical ways of understanding, monitoring and managing air quality with industry and government representatives at two community sessions to be held next week in Muswellbrook and Singleton.
October 04, 2014
New and innovative approaches to mine rehabilitation are improving topsoil and rehabilitation results in the Hunter Valley, according to government, industry and academic speakers at the Tom Farrell Institute’s annual Mine Rehabilitation Conference in Singleton.
September 23, 2014
In the third video in our Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue story series, we hear from Di Sneddon, former editor of the Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue participant as she remembers the “icy” start of the dialogue and the hurdles that the group has overcome.
September 09, 2014
Dr John Drinan, a retired agricultural scientist and cattle farmer and now member of the Singleton Shire Healthy Environment Group, speaks candidly in the second of our three video series about the journey of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue, a unique effort between the mining industry and community.
September 03, 2014
“There used to be no dialogue between the mines and the local people - it was them and us.” That’s what Wendy Bowman from Mine Watch tells us honestly in the first of three videos we’re releasing to raise awareness about the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue and just how much things have changed.
September 02, 2014
A group of 28 Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue participants from government, the housing and property sector, housing NGOs and industry, have joined forces in Singleton to discuss the region’s housing needs.
August 25, 2014
Nine Upper Hunter coal producers will today release new rehabilitation reporting for 2012 and 2013 at the NSW Minerals Council Environment and Community Conference held in the Hunter.
July 31, 2014
Cattle have been moved onto rehabilitated mine land near Muswellbrook in a new study that is investigating whether rehabilitated mine land can sustainably support productive cattle grazing in the Upper Hunter.
June 05, 2014
Farmers, miners and representatives from the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Division Resources and Energy are amongst a group of 21 people who visited sites in the Upper Hunter that will soon be part of a grazing study on rehabilitated mining land.
May 26, 2014
A new Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue website will provide the community with access to more information and news on the progress of around 15 important projects currently underway to address some challenges of mining in the Upper Hunter.
May 13, 2014
Farmers, miners and representatives from Primary Industries and Resources and Energy are amongst a group of 21 people who visited sites in the Upper Hunter that will be part of a grazing study on rehabilitated mining land.
February 12, 2014
The Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme is helping to ensure that salinity targets in the Hunter River are being met, but further improvements to the Scheme will increase its effectiveness, according to a submission on the Scheme lodged by the NSW Minerals Council.
January 07, 2014
A three month trial of a weather forecasting system to help reduce dust emissions from Upper Hunter mine sites has begun, delivering on a project idea developed with participants of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue.
April 12, 2013
More than 60 people met in Singleton yesterday for the annual Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue workshop, to build on work underway to address the challenges of mining in the region.