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The NSW Minerals Council has commissioned the Upper Hunter Housing Research Study (the Study) on behalf of nine member companies with operations in the upper Hunter Valley – Anglo American, Ashton Coal Operations, BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal, Bloomfield Collieries, Coal & Allied, Muswellbrook Coal, Peabody Energy Australia, Vale Australia - Integra Coal Operations and Xstrata Coal. Together these companies have formed the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue (UHMD) in response to increasing community concern about the cumulative impacts of mining in the upper Hunter region (defined for the purposes of this Study as the Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Shires).

This Study has arisen through engagement with community stakeholders and is being guided by the Social Impacts and Infrastructure Industry Working Group of the UPHMD and overseen by the Upper Hunter Housing Research Steering Group. The Steering Group has membership from the mining sector, State and Local governments and business.

The purpose of this Study is to develop high level outcomes for action by three main outcomes:

1. To help develop a collaborative framework for addressing housing impacts associated with mining in the upper Hunter region;

2. To clarify the role of different stakeholders in addressing housing impacts, including the role of the mining industry; and

3. To identify opportunities for the implementation of practical outcomes to help address cumulative housing impacts.







August 2013




NSW Minerals Council

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