A call to recognise and fund communities affected by mining

A call to recognise and fund communities affected by mining

January 14, 2014

We’re calling on the NSW Government to consider the number of mining-related workers living in a local government area (LGA), to better identify mining affected communities for increased infrastructure funding.

Opinion: Miners stand proud of their contribution

Opinion: Miners stand proud of their contribution

January 09, 2014

Amid the usual debates about mining it can be easy to forget the real people throughout the Hunter Valley – the local miners, their families and those working in associated small businesses – that rely on mining to provide local jobs and deliver economic stability.

Mining companies deliver $16 million to over 900 NSW community groups in 2013

Mining companies deliver $16 million to over 900 NSW community groups in 2013

January 08, 2014

Over 900 local community groups across the state directly benefited from over $16 million in voluntary contributions from mining companies in NSW over the last financial year.

Miners turn out in high vis to demonstrate their support for Warkworth extension

Miners turn out in high vis to demonstrate their support for Warkworth extension

December 20, 2013

There has been a strong show of support for the expansion of a Hunter Valley coal mine that will give a lifeline to 1300 workers and hundreds of companies that supply the mine.

State and Federal one stop shop agreement welcome

State and Federal one stop shop agreement welcome

December 20, 2013

“The collaborative arrangement signed today, between the NSW and the Federal Governments, to develop a one stop shop for environmental approvals will provide certainty for NSW mining companies and re-energize much needed investment in our state,” NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.

Warkworth modification needed to protect jobs

Warkworth modification needed to protect jobs

December 19, 2013

The livelihoods of 1,300 Hunter mining workers and their families will be secured by the timely approval of Rio Tinto’s Warkworth mine modification.

Industry views the key to successful single assessment process for mining

Industry views the key to successful single assessment process for mining

December 19, 2013

We’ve called for greater consultation and other changes to increase the clarity, certainty and simplification of the proposed “One Stop Shop” for NSW and Commonwealth assessments.

NSW Freight and Ports Strategy supports key pillar of NSW economy

NSW Freight and Ports Strategy supports key pillar of NSW economy

December 18, 2013

The new NSW Freight and Ports Strategy recognises the need for government infrastructure investment to support increasing NSW mining output, the state’s largest export by value.

New group to offer women in mining more networking opportunities

New group to offer women in mining more networking opportunities

December 17, 2013

We’re pleased to announce that our NSW Women in Mining network (WIMIN NSW) is collaborating with the AusIMM’s WIMnet to launch a brand new group to give women in the industry more networking opportunities.

MYEFO message to NSW: get serious about project approvals

MYEFO message to NSW: get serious about project approvals

December 17, 2013

The strong message for the NSW Government out of today’s MYEFO report is that the mining approvals process in our state must be improved to generate economic activity and growth and avoid losing more NSW mining jobs.

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