NSW Minerals Council extends partnership with Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

March 21, 2018

21 March 2018


NSW Minerals Council extends partnership with Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service


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.  


“The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service plays a crucial role saving lives across NSW, including in our regional mining communities,” NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said today.


“Our contribution of $270,000 over the next three years will help to ensure the public can continue to access to this vital service when it is needed the most,” Mr Galilee said.


The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service currently undertakes more than 1000 missions each year across the Hunter, New England – North West, Central Coast, Central West and Mid North Coast regions. This area covers approximately 132,000 square kilometers and includes a population of 1.2 million people.


The CEO of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Richard Jones welcomed the new agreement and highlighted the importance of the long term partnership with the NSW Minerals Council and the mining industry in general.


“Partnerships like those we share with the NSW Minerals Council and regular giving from the region’s mine workers means we can keep providing this service to the community free of charge,” Mr Jones said.


“The ongoing commitment from the mining industry is extensive, providing assistance throughout our volunteer network and to the families of those who have been airlifted.”



Contact: Harry Stutchbury | hstutchbury@nswmining.com.au | 0409 758 734 | 02 9274 1419


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