Last week, the Director of Regional Economic Development Ian Smith visited the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and other organisations, in Tokyo

As the global demand for metals is growing and NSW has a diverse range of untapped minerals, including some very rare deposits, the visit provided the opportunity to promote these investment attractions in the NSW minerals industry as part of the State Government's commitment under the NSW minerals strategy.

The NSW Minerals Strategy aims to unlock the state’s metals potential. Through better data, improved communication, supporting a skilled workforce and an effective and efficient regulation and services, the government will promote investment in metals mining in this state.

The NSW Minerals Strategy builds on this government’s response to the 2015 Minerals Industry Action Plan. It clearly signals that NSW is very much open for business when it comes to sustainable development of the state’s mineral resources.

This strategy focuses on metals with high technology applications including:

  • copper, silver and gold

  • rare earth elements, including scandium

  • platinum group elements

  • cobalt, lithium, titanium and zirconium.

This strategy focuses on metal minerals rather than fossil fuels, learn more.