Category: Minister for Resources

Support For Victoria‘s Vital Mining And Quarry Businesses

The Victorian Government is taking action to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Victoria’s resources sector and help businesses to safely continue their operations. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced Earth Resources Regulation will defer the collection of rent and annual fees worth $3.5 million until January 2021 to aid the immediate […]

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Ancient Geology Reveals Future Tech Materials

Beneath the plains of Western Victoria, known geologically as the Stavely Arc, could lie the minerals needed to boost the State’s supply of advanced technologies. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced that Earth Resources Regulation (ERR) has issued Victorian-based Westrock Minerals a Minerals Exploration Licence for an area approximately 35 kilometres east of Hamilton […]

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Resources Provide Building Blocks Of Victorian Resilience

Victoria’s resources sector is stepping up to help keep the state running – from the everyday essentials we rely on at home and at work to the materials driving the state’s nation-leading construction program. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today acknowledged the efforts made by companies and individuals across the sector to enforce strict biosecurity […]

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Gas Storage Brings Jobs And Energy Security

The Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Gas Program has identified additional potential underground gas storage sites that can deliver benefits such as creating jobs, mitigating short-term price peaks and protecting the state from supply interruptions.  Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes visited the Iona Gas Plant in Port Campbell today to meet with workers and see first-hand the innovative underground gas storage facility. Underground gas storage involves injecting natural gas into […]

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Gold Standard Growth For Mining In Victoria

Spending on minerals exploration in Victoria is at its highest level since records began, with new data showing growth reaching $34.7 million. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) statistics show exploration spending growth is now almost seven times more than when the Andrews Labor Government was elected in 2014. This confidence is reflected in the […]

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Groundbreaking Work To Store Carbon And Create Jobs

A groundbreaking way to help store carbon dioxide (CO2) is a step closer to reality with rock samples from beneath the seabed off Gippsland’s Ninety Mile Beach indicating the geology is suitable for the technology. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes said the successful drilling of an offshore appraisal well at the Pelican site in Bass […]

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Victoria Strikes Gold With Mining Jobs Growth

Victoria’s resources boom is producing a massive rise in local jobs, with the Andrews Labor Government’s support of the minerals exploration sector leading to huge investment by companies in Victoria. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show Victorian mining employment rose 41 per cent last financial year, supporting an average of 16,000 jobs across […]

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Big Rig Brings Rock-Solid Promise Of Low-Emissions Future

A 150-metre tall drilling rig has arrived in Port Phillip Bay before heading along the coast to spend the summer in Gippsland, testing rocks that could store carbon dioxide and reduce Victoria’s emissions. The Noble Tom Prosser rig will soon be drilling in Bass Strait – about eight kilometres offshore from Ninety Mile Beach – […]

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Community To The Fore In Victoria’s Second Gold Rush

Mining companies that can demonstrate a commitment to engaging with Traditional Owners and boosting local jobs will be favoured in a major release of ground for gold exploration by the Andrews Labor Government. The North Central Victorian Goldfields Ground Release will be open to a competitive international tender, with strong interest expected thanks to the […]

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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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