Category: Minister for Resources

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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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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