We are committed to carrying out our compliance activities in a transparent way. As part of this, we provide regular reports on our compliance activities.
We prepare regular reports highlighting the work undertaken by the compliance team.
In 2015, the Department prepared a report on its investigation into the impacts of longwall mining at the Dendrobium Coal Mine.
The Leard State Forest coal mining complex is located near the township of Boggabri in north western NSW and is made up of the Maules Creek, Boggabri and Tarrawonga coal mines.
In 2017/18, the Department’s compliance officers undertook 36 inspections of wind and solar farms to monitor compliance with conditions of approval. The wind and solar farms inspected were generally found to be constructing or operating in accordance with their conditions of approval. A Fact Sheet outlining the program can be found below:
In 2015, the Department’s Compliance Officers conducted a review of the progression of work to mitigate impacts on scenery at four wind farms. The review found the work undertaken was generally satisfactory and in accordance with the approved management plans. A summary report can be found below.
In 2012, the Department conducted an audited conditions of consent at four operational wind farms in the NSW southern tablelands.
The NSW government has announced the outcomes of an independent compliance audit of three wind farms - Cullerin Range, Capital and Woodlawn - located in the local government areas of Upper Lachlan, Palerang and Goulburn-Mulwaree.
It has also released a report on the outcomes of community consultation in regard to this audit.
The audit found the wind farms met noise limits but breached approval conditions on a range of other issues. The Department of Planning & Environment would like to thank all community members and the wind farm operators who assisted with this audit.
In 2015, the Department audited various industries to ensure ongoing compliance with consent conditions.
Page last updated: 11/07/2018