12 March 2015
New England Land Use Facts
The NSW Minerals Council has launched a public information campaign highlighting the land use facts for the New England North West region.
Our public information campaign is about informing the community that all industries are able to co-exist in the New England region,” NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said today.
Mining has a very small footprint in the New England region, accounting for less than 0.1% of land, while agriculture accounts for more than 72% of the region’s land.
“The New England region is a big place, and with a co-operative approach there is room for everyone. Attempts to whip up anger against one industry are not in the best interests of the region, and overlook the hundreds of local people working in mining every day,” Mr Galilee said.
“All land used for mining will be rehabilitated when mining is complete, and importantly, despite the claims of some, no mining is occurring or planned for the black soil plains on the Liverpool Plains,” Mr Galilee said.