Approvals for Development within Mine Subsidence Districts - New South Wales


You may need this approval if you intend to undertake development in a Mine Subsidence District. Mine Subsidence Districts are areas that have been affected by underground coal mining that has or will take place.

Approval is required to alter existing structures, erect new structures or to subdivide land within a Mine Subsidence District. Planning and other approvals may also be required. You do not need this approval if the type of work you intend to undertake is minor and would not otherwise require approval from your local council.

If you have already started work without obtaining this approval, you can apply for a certificate of compliance. This certificate will confirm that your work meets all the appropriate requirements.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval, you must:

  • be planning building work in a Mine Subsidence District or planning to subdivide the land
  • have architectural plans that identify key structural points that comply with the law and best building practices
  • be able to provide any relevant information or documentation relating to your planned development.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All NSW Planning Portal (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Coal Mine Subsidence Compensation Act 2017 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Coal Mine Subsidence Compensation Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Lodgement process


You can lodge your application online with the Agency or through your local council as an integrated development. Your application should include detailed plans of your proposed structure or subdivision, including the location and details of articulation / control joints in brickwork to confirm compliance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia.

Approval time

5 to 10 working days

Additional information

The agency may place conditions, restrictions or a time limit on your approval. The agency can assist you with the planning of building work in a Mine Subsidence District.

If you are planning a commercial development, you should contact the Agency for advice in the preliminary planning stages of the project.

Administering agency

Subsidence Advisory NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Subsidence Advisory NSW

New South Wales
Operating address: 117 Bull Street
Newcastle West
New South Wales 2302
Operating address: 99 Menangle Street
Picton, New South Wales 2571
Mailing address: PO BOX 488G
Newcastle, New South Wales 2300
Mailing address: PO BOX 40
Picton, New South Wales 2571
Phone: 02 4908 4300
Phone: 02 4677 6500
Website: Subsidence Advisory NSW (Opens in new window)