NSW Minerals Council welcomes Resources 2030 Report

September 21, 2018

The NSW Minerals Council welcomes the Resources 2030 Report released today. We call on all political parties and governments to support actions needed to meet the Taskforce ambition of having ‘...the world’s most advanced and successful resources sector delivering sustained prosperity and social development for Australians’.

Lock the Gate wrong on mining water use claims

September 11, 2018

Public claims made by Lock the Gate regarding water use by the mining industry in the Hunter are incorrect and misleading.

Fast Facts

In 2012-13:

  • NSW mines produced 260 million tonnes of raw coal and 196 million tonnes of saleable coal
  • NSW mines produced 174,000 tonnes of copper and 29,100kg of gold
  • ​Total NSW mining was worth $21.2 billion, including $17.8 billion worth of coal, $1.3 billion in copper and $1.6 billion of gold
  • ​Around 85% of NSW coal was exported, with the rest used to generate electricity at coal-fired power stations
  • NSW miners exported over 136 million tonnes of coal worth an estimated $15.2 billion, with over 72 million tonnes going to Japan
  • Coal accounted for 31% of all merchandise leaving NSW in 2012-13, making it the state’s most valuable commodity export
  • China is the state’s second largest customer receiving around 38 million tonnes in 2013-14 China’s portion of our exports from 1.1% in 2007-08 to 9.3% in 2010-11 and then almost doubling to 22.24 % in 2013-14
  • NSW miners return $1.3 billion a year in royalties to the state. That’s enough to fund 11,000 teachers in our schools or to construct two new hospitals and redevelop another every single year.
  • 40, 400 people work in NSW Mining (ABS, August 2014) 

 

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