Land Use Facts

NSW Minerals Council's position on land use plans
NSW Minerals Council's position on land use plans
November 11, 2015
The Government’s land use plans for the Upper Hunter and New England North West regions establish a new process for assessing the potential impacts of mining and gas extraction on agricultural land and industries identified as having strategic importance.
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Myths about mining
Myths about mining
November 11, 2015
Take a look at the most common misconceptions about mining in NSW and the real facts behind them.
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Namoi Catchment Water Study
Namoi Catchment Water Study
November 11, 2015
The results of an independent , NSW Government contracted study on the possible effects of coal mining on the Namoi Water Catchment.
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The Facts
The Facts
November 11, 2015
Some very important facts about mining in NSW. From how much land and water is used, to how many jobs it provides and the restrictions on where it can happen.
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It's important you know some facts about mining in NSW
It's important you know some facts about mining in NSW
November 11, 2015
Families and communities across the state rely on mining for jobs, taxes and investment. Decisions affecting such a critical industry must be based on facts, not myths.
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New England Land Use Facts
New England Land Use Facts
November 11, 2015
Mining has a very small footprint in the New England region, accounting for less than 0.1% of land, while agriculture accounts for more than 72% of the region's land.
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Everyone knows we create jobs and generate money for the NSW economy – 93,000 people directly employed, over 325,000 indirectly plus $1.2 billion a year in royalties to the NSW Government that helps pay for nurses, teachers and police. But we won’t rest, because it’s not enough to be only good for the economy. We want to be good for NSW.

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