Category: Minister for Resources

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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Federal Gas Scheme A Fracking Disaster

The Andrews Labor Government has slammed Malcolm Turnbull for playing favourites with its gas policy — hurting Victorian households, businesses and industry. The Turnbull Government today announced it will reward onshore fracking projects but not fund gas development opportunities off the Victorian coast under its biased Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) policy. Even drilling from onshore […]

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Six-Point Plan To Improve Mine And Quarry Regulation

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to ensure Victoria’s quarries and mines can provide local materials for its record investment in infrastructure and Victorian homes. With the record investment into new rail, road, and building projects, including schools and hospitals, it is crucial the earth resources sector can deliver the construction materials needed, while supporting […]

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Victoria’s Economic Growth Continues Above Trend

Victoria has experienced more than two consecutive years of above trend growth, according to the ANZ Stateometer Report released today. Housing, labour and trade were all positive contributors to Victoria’s economy in the September quarter, with population growth fuelling strong demand for housing. The report notes first home buyers have re-entered the market, assisted by […]

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Victorian Gas Research In Full Flight

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the search for future offshore gas resources to new heights by using hi-tech aircraft for aerial gravity surveying. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas announced the initiative today during an opening address to the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne. The surveying is part of the $42.5 million Victorian […]

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New Rehab Bonds For Latrobe Valley Coal Mines

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Latrobe Valley communities greater confidence in mine safety and rehabilitation by announcing new security bonds for the three local mine operators. The new bonds address recommendations from the reopened 2015/16 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. The Board of Inquiry found that current rehabilitation bonds for each coal mine were insufficient […]

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Bendigo’s Billion Dollar Gold Rush

More than a billion dollars’ worth of gold has been discovered near Bendigo – setting the scene for a 21st century gold rush in Central Victoria. Minister for Resources Wade Noonan toured Fosterville Gold Mine this week, where Kirkland Lake Gold has discovered more than a million ounces of gold, worth more than $1.1 billion. […]

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