NSW Minerals Council extends partnership with Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

March 21, 2018

The NSW minerals industry will extend its partnership with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service for a further three years with a contribution of $270,000.

Over one thousand new coal mining jobs for the Hunter

March 20, 2018

The strong turnaround in coal prices and steady demand for Hunter coal from our key export markets has delivered over a thousand new coal mining jobs to the Hunter over the last year.


Almost everyone is connected to mining in some way, whether you live and work in a mining region, use government services supported by mining royalties, or through your shares and superannuation fund. With a history spanning over 200 years, mining has contributed a great deal to NSW, the original mining state.
The minerals mined in NSW, from coal to gold, copper and industrial minerals, not only fulfil our energy needs and provided materials for daily life, but have also made an immense economic contribution to our mining regions, our cities and our state and national economies along the way. 
NSW mining is an important source of employment across the state, supporting small and medium-sized business in regional areas. The money returned to the NSW Government in the form of royalties helps provide essential services and contracts with local businesses generate economic stimulus that spreads throughout the state. And as the state’s top merchandise export, coal and metallic minerals also provide a leading source of export revenue.  

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