Category: Minister for Resources

Mining Services Jobs Set To Accelerate Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting businesses in the mining sector to grow, innovate and connect as part of a new program launched in Bendigo. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today launched the Regional Innovation Accelerator program, giving local businesses in the Mining Equipment Technology and Services (METS) sector an opportunity to discuss the support […]

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Victoria Leads The Way On Carbon Monitoring Research

Victoria is establishing itself as a world leader in tackling carbon emissions, with a new project backed by the Andrews Labor Government under way at the CO2CRC Otway National Research Facility in the state’s south-west. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today visited the research project, which is developing a more cost-effective way to monitor captured […]

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Keeping Kids Safe As They Return To School

With the Spring school holidays coming to an end and students heading back to school, Victorians are asked to make safe driving their number-one priority. Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said that when drivers get behind the wheel, they need to put the phone down and keep their eyes on […]

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Better Guidance On Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation

New legislation now passed in the Victorian Parliament will make rehabilitation for the Latrobe Valley’s coal mines stronger and more transparent, increasing certainty for industry, landowners and local communities. Responding to recommendations of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, the Andrews Labor Government’s Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment Bill 2019 was passed through Parliament last night. […]

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Gippsland’s Foodbowl Safe As Farmers Win Certainty

Prime agricultural land in Gippsland will be permanently safeguarded, with the Andrews Labor Government exempting almost 4000 hectares from mining and minerals exploration. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced protection for the Mitchell River floodplain near Glenaladale – a prime irrigated horticultural area producing a wide variety of fresh vegetables including lettuce, cabbage, peas, capsicum and sweet corn. The exempted area – stretching from Glenaladale to Hillside – is highly valued for its produce, with farm gate […]

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Protecting The You Yangs

The Andrews Labor Government is declaring the You Yangs Regional Park a mining free zone, with additional protections to be placed over the landmark hills just north of Geelong. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced that due to the park’s environmental and cultural importance, Earth Resources Regulation will place an exemption over the area, […]

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Stronger Communities, Safer Farms And Regional Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitments to the regions, with a massive biosecurity boost for Victorian farmers, and supporting the infrastructure and jobs to ensure regional and rural Victoria continues to be a great place to live, work and invest. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes a landmark $2.6 billion Delivering for Regional […]

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New Guidelines For A More Responsible Resources Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is making changes to strengthen Victoria’s resources guidelines and set a high standard for mineral explorers and miners entrusted with access to the state’s mineral resources. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced that a focus will be placed on minerals explorers and miners who can prove they are reputable, community-focused […]

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Victoria’s Largest Gold Mine Just Keeps Growing

Fosterville Gold Mine, just east of Bendigo is set to expand thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government – creating 60 jobs during construction of a new cement plant and 30 new, ongoing, full time jobs. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes was at Fosterville today and confirmed regulatory and planning approval for an on-site […]

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Banning Fracking, Protecting Farmers And Supporting Jobs

Work to enshrine the Andrews Labor Government’s historic ban on fracking in the Constitution of Victoria has begun. Minister for Agriculture and Resources Jaclyn Symes visited farmers in Gippsland today to discuss the next steps in the permanent ban on fracking – which will protect Victoria’s prime agricultural land and the farmers and communities that […]

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