Sydney Basin Symposium
In 2019 the 41st Sydney Basin Symposium was held in March at Dalwood Estate, Hunter Valley. We had 140 delegate attendees and 17 scientific talks for the day, covering topics including coal geology and coal quality, geophysics, geotech, coal seam gas, geochronology, and groundwater.
Initiated by the University of Newcastle in 1966, the long-running series of symposia on ‘Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin’ has become a well established focal point for the discussion of research findings and other studies of academic, industrial and community interest for one of the most significant geological provinces in Australia. It is important to ensure that the Sydney Basin symposium is continued in order to preserve not only the event’s long and rich history, but to provide a forum in which geoscientists from academia, government, industry and the community can share knowledge regarding advancing the understanding of the major sedimentary basins of Eastern Australia.
The CGC extends thanks to those many people involved in the planning and execution of the event, but particularly to GSA, Cheryl Holz, Agi Burra, Tom Bradbury, Shaun Aysford, John Lea, Jack Krajewski and Erin Holmes.