NSW mining wants to make lasting contributions that build the long-term capacity of mining regions and is committed to helping ensure that regional NSW is an attractive place to live and work. For many years, mining companies have invested in their local communities ñ and it only makes sense, because our miners also live in these same communities.
More recently, the mining industry has moved to contribute in a more strategic and partnership approach to foster economic and social development opportunities within the community, often with non-government organisations and service providers. This approach empowers a community creating skills and capacity building independent of the mine - sustainable community development.
There are detailed examples of NSW mining's contribution to communities across the state at our World Class Miners
Individual mining companies make significant contributions to charitable organisations, community programs, emergency services and volunteer organisations and environmental projects, on top of taxes, royalties and other charges paid to our governments.
The NSW Minerals Council also engages in sponsorships and partnerships with organisations. As the NSW Minerals Council is funded by members, we focus our limited sponsorship budget on partnerships that complement the significant individual programs conducted by members.
We can support targeted sponsorship opportunities that focus on youth, education and employment in mining regions. We also support initiatives that promote the mining industry's contribution to the economy and the community.