Our industry has changed a lot since Lyndsay started working in mining. In not just how we mine, but what we mine. Our high-quality, low-emissions coal is used for energy and to create steel. We’re also mining the metals of the future - like gold, copper, and zinc.
The NSW Minerals Council is proud to announce it will be a foundation partner and major sponsor of the Newcastle Knights women’s team in the NRLW in 2022.
There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our mine workers, their families and mining communities. And that remains the industry’s top priority as we have all adapted to new ways of living and working during this global pandemic.
The NSW mining industry is implementing strict COVID-19 Protocols to help our mining workforce, mining families and mining communities to remain safe and healthy during this challenging time.
The release of the Fraser Institute’s Annual Mining Survey shows that NSW has improved its ranking as an attractive jurisdiction for mining investment, however it’s clear more needs to be done as domestic and international competitors continue to outperform our state.
The NSW Minerals Council’s latest annual member company Expenditure Survey found the 27 participating mining companies directly injected $14.9 billion into the NSW economy in 2019-20, while supporting tens of thousands of jobs and generating billions in additional spending across NSW, particularly in regional communities.
There are more than 40,000 people working in mining jobs across NSW. And there are thousands more working in businesses that supply our mines and benefit from mining too. In places like Campbeltown, Penrith, Castle Hill, Sutherland Shire and St Leonards in Sydney.
Mining has been part of NSW for more than 200 years, providing jobs, independence and wealth. Coal mining in Australia began near Nobbys Head in Newcastle in the 1790s.
Support a strong mining industry and the contribution of mining families across NSW