Royalties and taxes - more than $400 million

Helping build schools, hospitals and police stations

Annual exports - $14 billion

Australia’s 3rd largest export industry

Gold mines – produced more than 280 tonnes

WA Produces more than 70% of Australia’s gold

Jobs - more than 50,000 (direct and indirect)

Mining industry’s 2nd largest employer

WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Sales of $8.7 billion

second most valuable mineral in Western Australia