Mining jobs increased in the Illawarra, defying gloom around coal industry

Ben Langford
Updated February 22 2024 - 11:59am, first published February 21 2024 - 7:57pm
Mine worker Jonathan Caunt in a 2022 picture at Wollongong Resources' Russel Vale pit top. Picture by Adam McLean.
Mine worker Jonathan Caunt in a 2022 picture at Wollongong Resources' Russel Vale pit top. Picture by Adam McLean.

The number of people employed by the mining industry in the Illawarra has defied the doom and gloom around coal, with employment rising over the past year and the sector investing almost a billion dollars here, the state's mining lobby group said.

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Ben Langford

Ben Langford

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