The Mine Subsidence Board (MSB) is responsible for administering the Mine Subsidence Compensation Act 1961 (the Act). It has three primary functions:
- To provide compensation where surface developments are damaged by mine subsidence following extraction of coal or shale in NSW;
- To control surface development within Mine Subsidence Districts to minimise liabilities arising from mine subsidence; and
- To manage risk associated with mine subsidence including public awareness of mine subsidence.