Mining royalties help put teachers in classrooms and police on our streets
November 02, 2011

The State’s mineral resources are owned collectively by the people of NSW. The NSW government acts as caretaker of the mineral resources and facilitates the exploration and development of mineral deposits.


Mining royalties are used to fund important projects and essential services across the State such as roads, police officers and hospitals.


Royalties have grown over time to $1.24 billion in 2010-11. This is enough to fund 13,000 nurses or 2,500 new buses every single year. It’s also enough to fund the construction of two new hospitals and the redevelopment of another hospital, in regional and metropolitan areas.


This important contribution to the State’s Budget is expected to grow over the next four years to a total of $8.5 billion.

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