Mining and other industries have a long history of successfully coexisting together, creating jobs, investment and prosperity for NSW, particularly in regional communities.
It surprises some people to learn that mining operations use a small amount of land in NSW.
Our Land Use Facts campaign aims to educate the community on the facts about the NSW mining industry’s land and water use and its commitment to rehabilitate the land after mining.
Did you know mining operations in NSW use less than 0.1 percent of the state's land?
In comparison, agriculture uses around 78 percent of the state's land.
Mining is vital to our economy, providing around 40,000 jobs across the state (ABS). NSW mining operations directly spent $10.7 billion in NSW in 2017/18, including wages for their employees, purchases from more than 7,000 local supplier businesses, plus royalties and taxes paid to the NSW Government.
That’s a pretty good return for such a small amount of land used.
Read more NSW mining land use facts at landusefacts.com.au/