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Golden Hour To Continue In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has extended Mining Licences for two of Victoria’s most successful gold mines, supporting local jobs and reinforcing the positive future for Victoria’s mining industry. The two existing Licences at Fosterville and Stawell Gold Mines have been extended to 2035, providing certainty to the mine owners, investors, staff and local communities. Minister […]

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Victoria – A Mining And Resources Hub

Victoria’s minerals boom will continue, supporting thousands of local jobs, with Minister for Resources Tim Pallas announcing fifteen-year Mining Licence extensions to underpin operations at Fosterville and Stawell Gold Mines. Mr Pallas made the announcement in a speech to more than 6,000 delegates from around the world at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) […]

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More Investment And Jobs The Target In Western Victoria

Two centuries of gold mining in western Victoria is set to continue, with six companies investing in the search for copper, gold and other metals in the region, bringing jobs and a boost to local communities. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today announced the companies that have successfully progressed through a tender process giving them […]

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Breathing New Life Into Old Mines

The Andrews Labor Government is establishing a new Authority to manage mine closure and rehabilitation across Victoria, providing communities with greater certainty. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas introduced a Bill to Victorian Parliament today to amend the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 to create a Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority. The Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry […]

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Explorers Gather To Create Jobs In Ancient Ore

Minerals explorers have descended on Melbourne for a showcase detailing the 600 million years of geological history in the state’s west, which could build on Victoria’s minerals exploration boom. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas addressed the Stavely Arc Uncovered event today, which will map out how minerals explorers can bid to access potential deposits of […]

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STEM Jobs In Discovery For Western Victoria

New geoscience research and data shows western Victoria may have deposits of copper, gold and other metals that could be the catalyst for a new wave of investment and jobs. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas visited Ararat College today for a show and tell about the science used to determine what valuable minerals may lie […]

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Concrete Plans To Support Our Infrastructure Pipeline

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new plan to strengthen Victoria’s quarry sector, to ensure a steady supply of materials to the building industry and support the state’s infrastructure boom. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today visited the site of one of the five Metro Tunnel stations under construction in north Melbourne to launch […]

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Melbourne Shines On Global Mining Stage

Melbourne will be on show later this year when it hosts the 2018 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today announced that the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will hold its bi-annual Council meetings in Melbourne at the same time as IMARC 2018. ICMM represents 25 of the […]

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Securing Gas For Future Winter Warmth

Work underway across the state is helping ensure Victorians have access to safe, clean and affordable gas. Expansion works commenced this week at Lochard Energy’s Iona Gas Plant in Port Campbell, which has been a key gas storage operation for almost 20 years. The works will help secure more reliable natural gas supplies and mitigate […]

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Certainty For Workers And Communities In The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government has today extended the mine licences of the Latrobe Valley’s major power plants to ensure at least 17 years of rehabilitation, giving certainty to local communities and mine workers. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas announced today that the Labor Government will extend Energy Australia’s licence for the Yallourn mine to 2051, […]

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