NSW Minerals Council welcomes Productivity Commission review of resources regulation

August 05, 2019

The NSW Minerals Council welcomes the Productivity Commission’s review of resources regulation that has been announced today by Resources Minister Matt Canavan at the NSW Minerals Council’s 2019 Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference currently underway in the Hunter Valley.

NSW Minerals Council  Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference 2019 Award Winners

NSW Minerals Council Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference 2019 Award Winners

August 05, 2019

The winners of the NSW Minerals Council’s 2019 Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference Award were announced at a major Industry Awards Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley last night.

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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