Category: Minister for Resources

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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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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Protecting Communities And The Resources Victoria Needs

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring quarries around the state are ready to supply raw materials for the new railways, roads, houses, hospitals and schools being built across the state. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today launched a pilot project in South Gippsland that will help protect communities and ensure ongoing access to the rock, […]

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Gippsland Study To Help Grow Jobs And Fight Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new scientific study offshore from the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland that could help combat climate change and create the jobs of the future. The joint state and federally funded study is being conducted by CarbonNet to advance the science of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at a […]

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Victoria’s Rock Solid Approach To Gas

Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today launched the first Victorian Gas Program Progress Report, with initial analysis showing Victoria’s onshore conventional gas resources are much smaller than its vast offshore resources. He launched the report with Victoria’s Lead Scientist Dr Amanda Caples at the Core Library in Werribee, where they discussed samples of rock from […]

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