Future of Minerals in NSW Report

The New South Wales (NSW) resources sector is vibrant, with world-class deposits, a highly skilled workforce and a well-earned reputation for safe, responsible and innovative mining practices.

The NSW Government strongly supports the state’s minerals industry and the responsible development of its mineral resources. Our goal is to make NSW the number one state for new exploration and resources investment in Australia.

The Future of Minerals in NSW Report (21.9MB PDF) aims to inform investors, project developers, miners and explorers of how global consumer trends and technology development will affect the supply and demand for minerals, especially high-tech and critical minerals.

The report outlines how NSW is positioning itself to be a global supplier of raw materials for a high-tech future underpinned by its natural resource endowment, supported by world-class geoscientific information, robust regulations and a world-class mining equipment, technology and services sector.

It also highlights the work the NSW Government is doing to support new exploration and investment, ensure responsible sources of supply, maintain social licence to mine and provide greater certainty for the mining sector.

The Future of Minerals in NSW Report is a key element in the NSW Minerals Strategy that aims to significantly grow investment in mineral exploration and mining in NSW.

View the full Future of Minerals in NSW Report (21.9MB PDF)

View the Online Appendix : Directory of NSW mineral mines and development projects (December 2019) (286KB PDF)

View a summary brochure on the report (6.73MB)

View the NSW Minerals Strategy

Mining projects in development in NSW