Category: Minister for Resources

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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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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