Cr Matthew Dickerson - Dubbo City Council - Dubbo City Mining Growth Strategy (DCMGS)

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Cr Matthew Dickerson delivered the presentation at the 2014 Mining NSW Conference.

Mining NSW Conference is the premier event focused on base metals exploration, building regional skill, and promoting economic development.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/miningnsw14

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Cr Matthew Dickerson - Dubbo City Council - Dubbo City Mining Growth Strategy (DCMGS)

  1. 1. 8th Annual Mining NSW Conference 26-­‐27 August 2014 Orange NSW Informa:on and Images Copyright © 2014 Dubbo City Council All rights reserved. Rev B mayor@dubbo.nsw.gov.au Topic from the program: Dubbo City Mining Growth Strategy (DCMGS) Economic and social impacts of mining within the region Focus on the plan for infrastructural expansion -­‐ socially and in transport
  2. 2. Why Mining and Dubbo? • No mines in Dubbo’s LGA yet • 3 opera:onal mines within 100km radius • 9 opera:onal mines in our region • 16 different major industries within Dubbo • Dubbo con:nues to build itself as a service centre for the region.
  3. 3. Opportunity is Nowhere
  4. 4. Mining Development Strategy • Strong engagement with industry • Natural transport hub at the centre of NSW • Future planning for road and bridge network • Industrial and residen:al land releases • NBN Fibre to the Premises • Engineering, Technology and Services Focus • RESULT: METS Development Strategy.
  5. 5. Impacts of Mining in our LGA • Voluntary Planning Agreements? • Inconsistent, Poorly structured, Adversarial • Per tonne rate / worker domicile / random • Three recent examples • Cobbora: Figure presented by developer • Dubbo Sands: Based on similar examples • Alkane: ISIM with REMPLAN = Scien:fic • Need for a consistent and structured approach.
  6. 6. Infrastructure Services Impacts Dubbo ISIM Community Census 2011 ABS Regional profiling Economy ABS na:onal input/output Tables ABS Gross State Product Forecas:ng Births/Deaths/Migra:on Projec:ons by LGA Building approvals data Customised Council Inputs
  7. 7. Impacts of Mining in our LGA
  8. 8. Impacts of Mining in our LGA
  9. 9. Partnership Approach Required • Our ‘Fusiform Gyrus’ expects to see one thing • Mining can be a win-­‐win for miners and communi:es • Our challenge is to create a new picture of that partnership – and make that the new norm! Used with permission: Questacon – The Na:onal Science and Technology Centre and iStockphotos.com

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