NSW Minerals Council to sponsor Hunter Coal Festival

September 09, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council has thrown its support behind the 2015 Hunter Valley Coal Festival, announcing today that it will sponsor this community-driven event, celebrating the importance of coal mining to the region.

The Singleton Chamber of Commerce should be highly commended for this fantastic initiative. It's great to see such broad support for the Festival, with the Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and the Muswellbrook and Singleton Shire Councils all working together to celebrate all the good things that mining brings to the region,” NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.

“I'm proud to announce that we're getting behind this event as a sponsor. We're looking forward to being part of this new event and we hope that we can help make it an annual feature of the Hunter, attracting visitors from outside the region and something that the community can celebrate for many years into the future.”   

“The mining communities of the Hunter are going through some tough times. However mining does have a strong future in the Hunter, and this Festival is just the sort of initiative our hard working miners and supplier businesses will appreciate. It will help to demonstrate just how much community support there is for our miners here in the region,” Mr Galilee said.  

“The NSW Minerals Council strongly endorses the Festival and we're looking forward to a very successful community event,” he said.

The Hunter Coal Festival will be held 12-29 March 2015.

Contact: Brad Emery | bemery@nswmining.com.au | 0450620254 | 02 9274 1463

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