Victoria has a vibrant earth resources sector with a variety of commodities including brown coal, gold, petroleum, mineral sands and base metals, as well as emerging industries such as geothermal and geosequestration.
We support and promote investment opportunities in the sector, which includes providing cutting-edge geoscience information to help significantly reduce exploration risk. We also facilitate projects under development in the State as they navigate through approvals processes.
In addition, we maintain an efficient licensing and permitting system for exploration, resource development and operations, including for pipeline activities, and regulate the industry to ensure that environmental management standards are met.
- Code of Practice for Mineral Exploration
A variation to the Code of Practice for Mineral Exploration has been prepared for public consultation to reflect the amended definition of low impact exploration, which is due to come into effect on 1 November 2014.
- Code of Practice for Low Risk Mines
A Code of Practice for Low Risk Mines has been prepared for public consultation to reflect changes to the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990, which will allow mines determined to be low risk to operate under a code of practice in place of having an approved work plan.
- International Mining and Resource Conference
Melbourne will play host to Australia’s first truly international mining conference between 22 and 26 September 2014.
- Proposed Extractive Industries Amendment Regulations
A draft of the proposed Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Extractive Industries) Amendment Regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement is open for public consultation.
- Yallourn Coal Mine Inquiries
Information about the Yallourn Coal Mine Inquiries, including the Morwell River Diversion Report.
- Victorian Government plan for the earth resources sector
The Victorian Government has developed a plan for the State’s earth resources industry.