Appointment of new Minister for Resources & Energy

December 09, 2013

The NSW Minerals Council welcomes the appointment of the Hon. Anthony Roberts as the new NSW Minister for Resources and Energy.

“Minister Roberts has a strong track record as NSW Minister for Fair Trading and we look forward to working with him in his new role,” NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.

“Resources and Energy is a very important portfolio. The $24.5 billion NSW mining industry is the engine room of the NSW economy, delivering around 85 per cent of the state’s electricity and our most valuable exports. Mining also delivers around 91,000 jobs across the state and $1.3 billion in annual mining royalties helps pay for infrastructure and services,” Mr Galilee said.

“Mining has contributed much to the historic development of NSW and continues to underpin the economic strength of regional towns and communities across NSW, including in the Hunter and Illawarra and across the Central West out to Broken Hill.”

“We look forward to working with Mr Roberts to keep mining strong to continue to deliver jobs, investment and economic growth for NSW,” Mr Galilee said.

Contact: Chris Rath or 0409 758 734

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