NSW mines waiting approval a jobs bonanza

Up to 2500 jobs will be created at five new mines in the Central West of New South Wales, the NSW Minerals Council has claimed.

The Forbes Advocate is reporting the new mines would involve about $3.6 billion in capital investment.

Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said the McPhillamys Gold Project near Blayney would create 500 jobs and the Kempfield Silver Mine near Trunkey Creek 240 jobs. The Zirconia Project, at Toongi 25 kilometres south of Dubbo, would create about 1300 jobs, the CleanTeq Sunrise mine at Fifield near Trundle would create 1770 and the Cowal Gold Operations mine at Lake Cowal, south of Forbes, would create 160 jobs, he said.

All five were part of 32 in NSW awaiting planning approval.

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