Starting a national conversation on mining in Australia to 2040

03 May 2011

Vision 2040: Mining, Minerals and Innovation is aimed at starting a national conversation about sustainable mineral production. Run by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney, Vision 2040 is engaging industry and the community on identifying a sustainable path for the mining industry in Australia and how it can be achieved.

The vision focuses on key themes of long term national benefit; how we evaluate costs, benefits and value in the context of present and future prosperity, and in particular the role which innovation can play both in industry and the future Australian economy.

The current debate on the Mineral Resource Rent Tax and a potential Sovereign Wealth Fund must be positioned in the context of a long term vision for the sector in Australia.

Download the draft vision and join the conversation by offering your feedback at

Additional stakeholder consultations will take place in May 2011. Participants and other interested stakeholders are welcome to contact Dr. Tim Prior (02) 9514 4956 or Dr. Damien Giurco (02) 9514 4978 to register interest in taking part.