Survey confirms millions in spending and record mining jobs in Broken Hill LGA
Results from the NSW Minerals Council’s latest annual Member Expenditure Survey have confirmed mining’s ongoing critical economic contribution to the Broken Hill Local Government Area (LGA).
Participating mining companies supported over 1,650 jobs in the Broken Hill LGA, the highest number of jobs reported in the decade-long history of the survey.
The same companies also directly injected $190 million into the Broken Hill LGA’s economy in the last financial year.
The $190 million of direct mining spending in the Broken Hill LGA last financial year included over $51 million on wages and salaries, and $140 million for goods and services purchased from over 114 mining supplier businesses across the region.
“These very strong results highlight the importance of mining for the Far Western region’s economy, and for mining communities across the region. Mining clearly continues to provide economic strength and stability to communities in Far Western NSW, supporting thousands of local families and businesses,” NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said today.
“With an election approaching, these strong results are a timely reminder of the importance of a strong mining sector for the future of the Far Western region. Thousands of locals will head to the polls on election day at least partially considering their vote based on who will best support a strong mining sector into the future.”