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Activities of the compliance teams

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.

Compliance Reports

We prepare regular reports highlighting the work undertaken by the compliance team.


You can find the latest report here - November 2017


Previous compliance reports

Compliance audits and reports

As part of it’s ongoing investigation and enforcement functions, the compliance team conducts audits and other activities throughout the year. Recent audits and reports are listed below.

In 2015, the Department prepared a report on its investigation into the impacts of longwall mining at the Dendrobium Coal Mine. 

In 2015, the Department commissioned an independent noise assessment of the Mt Thorley and Warkworth coal mines around Bulga Village.

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 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 19 of the 28 approved sand quarries in New South Wales.

In 2015 the department inspected four quarries in the mid central west region.

In 2016 the department inspected four quarries to ensure compliance with the conditions of consent.

In 2015, the Department audited various industries to ensure ongoing compliance with consent conditions.

In 2015 the Department inspected four different industry operations in the Wollongong region.

In 2015 the Department inspected 25 facilities that handle, store or process potentially hazardous substances.

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Page last updated: 08/01/2018