Highlands News

Regulator accepts enforceable undertaking from Boral


The NSW Resources Regulator has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Boral after an investigation found the mining giant had unlawfully cleared vegetation at its Loch Catherine Colliery in the Southern Highlands.

The work took place along an historic access track at the entrance of an underground mine.

However the regulator accepted Boral's actions were not malicious or deliberate,

The undertaking includes a $50,000 donation to Greening Australia’s ‘Wall 2 Wollondilly’ environmental rehabilitation project, restoring critical habitat and improving water quality in the Wingecarribee River.

Boral has also made a financial commitment of at least $130,000, including the donation to Greening Australia, which will fund:

* An independent audit of its NSW operations to ensure compliance against the conditions of any authorisations under the Mining Act
* Training of all key management of its NSW operations in respect of the operation and compliance with conditions of mining leases
* Develop material for new staff who have management responsibility in respect of operations that have an authorisation under the Mining Act