Australia is one of the world’s largest producers of critical minerals and metals.

With demand growing for our resources, there is an opportunity to add value to the sector by investing in our onshore processing capabilities.

Potential areas of focus 

The National Reconstruction Fund Corporation may invest in activities that value-add in resources. Australia can gain more value from our mining industry through investment in activities which:

  • manufacture innovative products used in or in connection with mining, such as exploration and drilling technology, safety solutions and transport
  • process, refine and use minerals here in Australia including refining materials for use in battery manufacturing and technologies
  • manufacture products and technologies to advance mineral processing, refinement and fabrication.