Resources for Regions 
and the 
Economic Assessment of Mining Affected 
Communities 
Nick Milham – NSW Trade & Investment ...
Resources for Regions 
 Policy 
 Program 
 Eligibility
Resources for Regions - Policy 
 Mining places unique pressures on social and 
economic infrastructure and services 
 >>...
Resources for Regions - Program 
 Infrastructure NSW program 
 2011 Election Commitment: >$160m over 4 years 
 Actually...
Resources for Regions - Eligibility 
 Communities that are ‘affected’ by mining 
 How to identify and how to prioritise?...
Economic Assessment 
 Indicators of mining-affectedness 
 Progressive development since 2011 
Indicators of Direct Minin...
Economic Assessment 
 Indicator selection 
 ‘Direct’ vs ‘indirect’ impacts of mining 
 Data rules (official, replicable...
Economic Assessment - 2013 
LGA Rank 
Singleton 1 
Muswellbrook 2 
Mid-Western Regional 3 
Cobar 4 
Lithgow 5 
Wollongong ...
Thanks
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Nick Milham - NSW Trade and Investment - Economic Assessment that underpins the identification of the priority mining-affected local government areas

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Nick Milham 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.

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Nick Milham - NSW Trade and Investment - Economic Assessment that underpins the identification of the priority mining-affected local government areas

  1. 1. Resources for Regions and the Economic Assessment of Mining Affected Communities Nick Milham – NSW Trade & Investment - Strategic Policy & Economics – 26 August 2014
  2. 2. Resources for Regions  Policy  Program  Eligibility
  3. 3. Resources for Regions - Policy  Mining places unique pressures on social and economic infrastructure and services  >>> higher costs on affected communities  R4R provides additional support  It is not about returning royalties  R4R part of Restart NSW - funded by asset sales
  4. 4. Resources for Regions - Program  Infrastructure NSW program  2011 Election Commitment: >$160m over 4 years  Actually $217 million by 2014-15  24 projects so far: eg., road improvements, hospital upgrade, airports, water security, saleyard  Almost $90m available in 2014-15  http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/assistance-and-support/ grants/regional-programs/resources-for-regions
  5. 5. Resources for Regions - Eligibility  Communities that are ‘affected’ by mining  How to identify and how to prioritise?  NSW Government decision  Based on independently audited empirical evidence
  6. 6. Economic Assessment  Indicators of mining-affectedness  Progressive development since 2011 Indicators of Direct Mining Impacts 1 Royalties paid per capita Population adjusted indicator of mining affectedness, used in both the 2011 and 2012 Assessments. 2 Total mining royalties paid New indicator of the overall level of mining activity in each LGA and the regional contribution of mining to NSW Government revenue. Indicators of Indirect Mining Impacts 3 Mining-related heavy vehicle movements per day Indicator of mining-related pressure on community-funded transport infrastructure in the LGA, used in the 2012 Assessment. 4 % of total regional employment in mining New indicator of pressure on social infrastructure and services from mining industry workers living in the region.
  7. 7. Economic Assessment  Indicator selection  ‘Direct’ vs ‘indirect’ impacts of mining  Data rules (official, replicable, all LGAs)  Royalties per capita [why per capita?]  From exclusively ‘direct’ or ‘indirect’ to MCA
  8. 8. Economic Assessment - 2013 LGA Rank Singleton 1 Muswellbrook 2 Mid-Western Regional 3 Cobar 4 Lithgow 5 Wollongong 6 Cessnock 7 Narrabri 8 Newcastle 9 Maitland 10  plus Broken Hill
  9. 9. Thanks

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