Results of economic assessment of mining affected communities announced

21 February 2012

An economic assessment of mining has been carried out for the first time in the State's history, ensuring people in mining affected communities can see how much tax is raised and how much their regions receive in government expenditure

The independently audited NSW Government Economic Assessment has revealed most mining affected communities in NSW received more funding per head of population in 2010-11 than those unaffected by mining.

The report did identify that two mining affected NSW Local Government Areas – Singleton and Muswellbrook – received less capital and recurrent funding per capita than the State average in 2010-11.

Announcing the outcome of the assessment in Parliament today, Mr Stoner said it marked the fulfilment of an important election commitment and that the work will help to deliver improved local infrastructure for mining affected communities.

Read the Economic Assessment of Mining Affected Communities [PDF 878 kb]. Read the Deputy Premier's media release [PDF 119kb].