NSW Government

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience is responsible for growing our geoscientific knowledge and facilitating the ecologically sustainable development of geological resources to benefit the people of NSW. MEG joined the Planning & Environment Cluster on 1 April 2017 as part of the machinery of government changes.

MEG has four operating principles:

  • We enable evidence-based policy development and decision making on the use of geological resources.
  • We acquire, synthesise and deliver best available geoscientific information and provide impartial advice.
  • We provide an effective, transparent and timely titles assessment service which accounts for social, economic and environmental considerations.
  • We deliver programs efficiently and effectively.

Our three branches which lead the execution of these principles and functions are:

  • Geological Survey of NSW
  • Resource Operations
  • Resources Policy, Planning and Programs.
NSW Government