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Critical Minerals and High-tech metals activation fund

The NSW Government has announced a $130 million fund to accelerate investment and deliver on the NSW Government’s vision to position the state as a major global supplier and processor of critical minerals and high-tech metals well into the future.

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Mining, Exploration and Geoscience

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience sets strategic policy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, gathers, analyses and disseminates geoscientific information, and assesses and determines applications for mineral and petroleum titles for exploration activities and extractive uses.

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience is committed to delivering strong and quality outcomes, with the vision of our minerals and petroleum resources generating prosperity for the people of NSW

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Reforms to NSW’s mining legislation in the form of new provisions in the Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Act 2022 (amendment Act)

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Critical minerals

The NSW Government continues to drive investment and promote NSW as the preferred destination for investing in critical minerals and high

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Critical minerals

The NSW Government is offering grants of up to $10 million for key infrastructure needed to progress new mining and processing projects to

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