The NSW Minerals Council has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of another $75 million in funding for Round Eight of the Resources for Regions programme for regional mining communities across the NSW.
“Mining communities across NSW will welcome this funding and the local projects it will deliver,” NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.
“Since its inception in 2012, this worthy programme has delivered over $420 million in vital funding for 242 projects in regional mining communities across NSW.”
“Over that time, we’ve worked with the NSW Government and local councils in mining regions to improve the programme, resulting in more funding and better eligibility criteria to deliver even better outcomes for NSW mining communities.”
“Mining is an essential industry for NSW, particularly as we begin the economic recovery from Covid-19. The NSW mining sector provides around 40,000 direct jobs and supports tens of thousands more jobs in over 7,000 mining supplier businesses across the state.”
“We will continue to work with the NSW Government and mining-related Councils to ensure these funds are provided for projects that improve quality of life for those living in mining communities across the state.”