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VOLUNTARY SURRENDER SCHEME FOR WESTERN LANDS LEASES IN LIGHTNING RIDGE

The Lightning Ridge Miners’ Association Ltd welcomes NSW Government’s Voluntary Surrender Scheme for Western Lands Leases in Lightning Ridge. The NSW Department of Industry released the proposal to buy back opal mining affected land on 25 February 2016. “Lightning Ridge and the surrounding areas is the only place in the world where economic deposits of […]

2014 IN REVIEW

We have had a very busy year and have made some progress on a number of fronts. The highlight was NSW Parliament passing the Mining Amendment (Small-Scale Title Compensation) Act 2014 in September 2014. Minister for Resources & Energy, the Hon. Anthony Roberts, MP achieved what previous Ministers had only promised. The Bill is slated to […]

LRMA MEETS WITH NEW MINISTER

The LRMA and GGSMA had a positive meeting with the Minister for Resources & Energy, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP, in Sydney on 8 May 2014. This was the first time we had met Minister Roberts and he advised that he was very keen to visit Lightning Ridge to look at our industry first hand. […]

Government fiddles while opal industry burns: Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE:  4 February 2013  As new markets for Australian opal are developing and commodity prices are increasing NSW opal exploration and mining has been stifled and land use conflict escalates. Government inaction is forcing the industry to remain in limbo following the loss of important infrastructure levies, a dramatic increase in security deposits and […]