Category: Minister for Resources

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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New Guidelines For A More Responsible Resources Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is making changes to strengthen Victoria’s resources guidelines and set a high standard for mineral explorers and miners entrusted with access to the state’s mineral resources. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today announced that a focus will be placed on minerals explorers and miners who can prove they are reputable, community-focused […]

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Victoria’s Largest Gold Mine Just Keeps Growing

Fosterville Gold Mine, just east of Bendigo is set to expand thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government – creating 60 jobs during construction of a new cement plant and 30 new, ongoing, full time jobs. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes was at Fosterville today and confirmed regulatory and planning approval for an on-site […]

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Banning Fracking, Protecting Farmers And Supporting Jobs

Work to enshrine the Andrews Labor Government’s historic ban on fracking in the Constitution of Victoria has begun. Minister for Agriculture and Resources Jaclyn Symes visited farmers in Gippsland today to discuss the next steps in the permanent ban on fracking – which will protect Victoria’s prime agricultural land and the farmers and communities that […]

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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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