It takes a lot of people in a lot of different jobs to keep our NSW mines working. Thousands of people in thousands of jobs right across NSW.
And in our ‘NSW Mining: Good for NSW’ campaign we are introducing some of the incredible people working in NSW mining and sharing more about what they do.
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.
That includes places like Campbeltown and Appin, Penrith and Blacktown, Castle Hill, Sutherland Shire, the city and St Leonards in Sydney.
And in regional NSW there are people in high-skilled mining jobs on the Central Coast, in Lake Macquarie, Singleton and Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley, Narrabri and Gunnedah in the northwest, Wauchope on the mid-North Coast, Wollongong in the south, and right across the western parts of the state from Dubbo Bathurst, Orange and Parkes right through to Broken Hill.
Mining is the lifeblood of many of these communities and they are supported by people working in really interesting and high-skilled jobs.
From chemical engineers and drone pilots to software engineers and lab technicians. From environmental scientists and business analysts to mining engineers, transport operators and safety professionals. These are the high-value roles that are vital to a strong mining industry in NSW and the economic benefits mining creates.
Like the $2 billion a year in royalties paid to the NSW Government which go towards essential infrastructure and services we all rely on like nurses, teachers and police.
NSW Mining. Good for jobs, good for local communities and good for NSW.