The contribution of the NSW mining industry to our state was recognised at NSW Parliament on 30 May 2019 with representatives of the NSW mining industry and mining supplier businesses joining over 20 Members of Parliament at the 2019 Industry and Suppliers Awards Dinner.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade, The Hon. John Barilaro, delivered the keynote address at the dinner, praising the contribution mining makes to the NSW economy and regional communities right across the State.
NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee, said that the awards highlighted the importance of mining in fostering growth in regional communities by providing jobs and investment.
“Our Industry and Suppliers’ Awards highlight the vital role mining plays in NSW, particularly the contribution our industry makes to regional communities. We had outstanding entries for the awards this year, reflecting the quality of our State’s world-class mining sector,” Mr Galilee said following the Awards.
“A strong mining sector is critical to NSW. Over 40,000 people work in mining in NSW, and coal, copper and gold are our State’s most valuable exports. NSW also relies on our sector for its energy needs, with our coal helping to generate around 80 per cent of NSW electricity,” he said.
Industry and Supplier Award Winners:
Outstanding Supplier – Sponsored by Yancoal Australia
- WINNER: Hitachi Construction Machinery
Mining Operation of the Year – Sponsored by Quarry Mining and Construction Equipment
- WINNER: Peabody, Wambo Coal Mine
Young Achiever – Sponsored by Evolution Mining
- WINNER: Nicholas Sainty – Peabody, Wambo Coal Mine
Outstanding Contribution to Mining – Sponsored by The Bloomfield Group
- WINNER: Mick Buffer, Glencore
IMAGE | Industry & Suppliers Award ceremony on May 30, 2019 at Awards Dinner
The NSW Minerals Council is the leading industry association representing the state's minerals industry, providing a united voice for their members.
They support the development of a strong and diverse state economy and an effective regulatory framework in which the industry can operate profitably and make a meaningful contribution to the state and the people of NSW.