Category: Minister for Resources

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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Liberals Let Fracking Cat Out Of The Bag

Newly endorsed Liberal candidate for Buninyong has let the cat out of the bag and confirmed that the Liberals will reverse Victoria’s ban on fracking the first chance they get. Speaking to the Ballarat Courier, Liberal candidate Andrew Kilmartin said of a Liberal National Government – ‘We’re going to allow gas fracking, which is going […]

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Looking To The Future With Planning Change

The Andrews Labor Government is opening up land in the Latrobe Valley to support industrial and economic development in the region. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas announced today that the Labor Government will fast-track planning control changes for three parcels of land that have been subject to coal protection overlays since the late 1980s. The […]

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Offshore Gas Exploration To Build Future Supply

The Andrews Labor Government has today released five new oil and gas exploration blocks to help build long-term supply of gas for Victorian homes and businesses. The blocks are all located in the offshore Otway Basin in State waters (up to 3 nautical miles off the coast) extending from Port Campbell to the South Australian […]

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Sourcing Materials To Keep Our Infrastructure Pipeline Strong

The Andrews Labor Government is working to keep the cost of raw materials down as it rolls out the strongest infrastructure pipeline in Victoria’s history. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $12.7 million for the Earth Resources Regulator (ERR) to ensure access to the rock, gravel, sand and other resources required to build the projects our […]

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Victoria’s New Gold Rush In Fosterville

Victoria’s next gold boom is underway in Fosterville, extending two centuries of gold mining in the Central Gold Fields area. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas joined the Member for Bendigo East Minister Jacinta Allan today at Fosterville Gold Mine – touring the facility and getting an update on recent developments. Fosterville recently increased its reported […]

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Massive Seismic Survey Starts In North-East Victoria

A team of Victorian scientists today will start mapping the underground rock structure of north-eastern Victoria to build a three-dimensional model of the State’s geology. Scientists from the Geological Survey of Victoria are now setting off on a 500-kilometre journey from near Benalla in the State’s north, heading eastwards to the New South Wales border, […]

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