Friday, December 7th, 2012
EDO NSW is launching our new plain English publication "Mining Law in New South Wales: A guide for the community" in Sydney on Monday 10 December 2012.

The book focuses primarily on coal and coal seam gas exploration and mining, providing landholders and communities with comprehensive, easy to understand information about their legal rights and options.

The launch will be held at 11am on Monday (10th December 2012) in the Macquarie Room of the State Library of New South Wales, featuring a panel of community representatives and EDO clients who are involved with mining issues.

EDO NSW is an independent community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental and planning law. As well as its head office in Sydney, EDO NSW has a regional office in Lismore in far northern NSW, operates a free telephone advice line taking about 1500 calls a year, and runs about 30 community education workshops a year in regional and rural locations.

Mining and coal seam gas (CSG) activities are expanding throughout NSW. As these industries expand, the potential for land use conflicts is greatly increased, as is the potential for negative environmental, social, and economic impacts.

EDO NSW Executive Director, Jeff Smith said that the "Mining Law in NSW" book aims to educate the public about the assessment and approval processes applying to mining and CSG activities in NSW and how to engage effectively in those processes.

‘It is our hope that this book will help the people of NSW to understand their rights and obligations with regards to mining and CSG developments and assist them to use the law to the fullest extent possible to protect their interests and those of the environment,’ said Mr. Smith.

‘This book has been funded by the NSW Government through the Environmental Trust. EDO NSW is extremely grateful for this support.’

The launch will be held in the Macquarie Room on the ground floor of the State Library, Macquarie Street entrance.

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EDO NSW (formerly known as the Environmental Defenders Office NSW) is a non-government, not-for-profit community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. We are the only organisation in NSW established to help people who want to protect the environment through law.
Jeff Smith
P: 0428262010


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