Sydney Wallarah 2 Project Training Miners from Scratch

The Wallarah 2 coal project, north of Sydney, Australia, will be drawing 70% of its workers from the local population and training them from scratch to work on the mine, reports Australian Mining.

In touting the economic benefit of the proposal near Wyong, [general manager Kerry] Heywood said a further 700 indirect jobs would be created on top of the mine's 300-strong workforce.

"Importantly, these jobs will be well paid and provide opportunities for ongoing training and advancement which will give young people the opportunity to live and work on the Central Coast," he said.