Hunter leaders and community representatives have been invited to apply for positions on the region's expert panel. The panel will provide local knowledge and advice to the state government on projects and initiatives that will support economic diversification and create future jobs in coal mining communities.
"Local people from each region are encouraged to apply - they are the people who know their region best and will be able to advise on how best we can invest funding towards projects that will establish new industries and employment opportunities into the future."
Panels will also be established in the Illawarra, Central West and North West regions.
"The Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund will play an important role in ensuring coal mining communities in NSW have a strong and vibrant future and Regional Expert Panel members will play a part in helping to ensure funding is invested in projects that best suit local needs," Deputy Secretary for Regional Development and Programs Chris Hanger said.