MINING MATTERS

Stephen Galilee CEO, NSW Minerals Council

MINING IS GOOD FOR JOBS, GOOD FOR COMMUNITIES AND GOOD
FOR NSW. AND WE’RE MAKING SURE THIS MESSAGE IS HEARD LOUD
AND CLEAR RIGHT ACROSS REGIONAL NSW AND IMPORTANTLY,
IN SYDNEY.

You may have already seen some of our new ads on TV. It’s part of the NSW Minerals Council’s campaign to highlight the tens of thousands of people in NSW in jobs created by, or related to, the NSW mining industry.

Over 40,000 people across NSW are directly employed in mining, including thousands right here in the Hunter. There’re also tens of thousands more working in jobs that provide services to mining, including thousands of people in Sydney.

Our campaign introduces real people in real jobs from our vital regional mining communities across NSW to highlight the contribution mining makes to jobs. This includes our world class Hunter miners, as well as the tens of thousands more people that work in businesses that supply services to our mines.

We want people to know that it takes a lot of other workers in a vast array of industries to keep our mines going. Mining relies on thousands of people working in a wide range of businesses including mechanics, manufacturing workers, accountants, chemical engineers, drone pilots, software engineers, lab technicians, environmental scientists, business analysts and many others.

As part of the campaign we highlight an accountant in the CBD of Sydney, a mine manager from the Central Coast, a pilot from Narrabri, a miner from Hunter, a farmer from Parkes and an environmental scientist from Newcastle.

We want our political leaders, as well as the broader community to know that mining provides more than just direct mining jobs and that our industry makes a vital contribution to NSW.

Early next year, our politicians in the NSW Parliament will ask for your vote. We want them to understand how important an employer mining is in this State and how, with the right policies, mining can continue to generate more jobs across NSW for decades to come.

Stephen Galilee CEO, NSW Minerals Council