Central West

Swiss mining giant Glencore reveals plans for $129m expansion of Cobar copper mine from 2013

Swiss mining and trading company Glencore has revealed plans for a $129 million expansion from 2013 of its 100%-owned underground Cobar copper mine in Central Western NSW.

Renewable energy developer Epuron awaits planning decision on three wind farm projects in NSW

Renewable energy developer Epuron is waiting on planning decisions from the NSW Director General for three wind farm projects with a total output between 460MW and 710MW.

EMC Metals commences environmental work at Nyngan Scandium Project in central west NSW

Canadium-based EMC Metals has started environmental site work on the Nyngan Scandium Project 500km northwest of Sydney in support of a feasibility study planned later this year.

Cortona Resources and GBF Mining and Industrial Services to develop Dargues Reef Gold Project

Cortona Resources has entered into an agreement with GBF Mining and Industrial Services to mine its high-grade Dargues Reef gold deposit in NSW.

SKM, Parsons Brinckerhoff and NSW RTA to undertake design for Great Western Hwy upgrade

Sinclair Knight Merz, Parsons Brinckerhoff and the RTA will undertake detailed design work for the upgrade of the Great Western Highway between Mount Victoria and Lithgow.

Scoping Study for Lachlan Star's Bushranger copper project in NSW estimates $98 million capex

Lachlan Star Limited's 100% owned Bushranger copper project in NSW will cost about $98 million to develop and have a mine life between five and 11.

Green light for Hanson Construction Materials' plans to develop $5m basalt quarry at East Guyong

The NSW Government has approved Hanson Construction Materials plans to extract up to 400,000 tonnes of basalt per year from the East Guyong Quarry.

NSW Government declares proposed 45km water supply pipeline for Orange a major project

A proposed 45-kilometre water pipeline for Orange’s water supply will be assessed by the NSW Government as a major project.

Approval for Infigen Suntech's $300m Nyngan Solar Farm heralds first solar project for NSW

The NSW Government has approved the State’s first commercial solar farm near Nyngan in northwestern NSW.

Fluor awards Southern Cross Electrical Engineering contract on Newcrest's Cadia East Project

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited has won the above-ground electrical and instrumentation installation contract on the Cadia East Project.