$13b worth of NSW mining projects on the books

A massive $13 billion pipeline of mining projects should be given the green light by the state government to pump up NSW’s shell-shocked economy, a new report says.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting at least 32 projects — including 11 metal projects — are sitting in various stages of planning and approvals.

They represent more than 15,500 direct construction and operation jobs and would significantly kickstart the struggling economy, according to research released by the NSW Minerals Council.

The mines also include new projects for rare earth minerals — used in crucial technologies such as defence — with concerns mounting worldwide about China’s domination of supplies.

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