The MCA welcomes the State Government’s response to the Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee’s Parliamentary Inquiry into Greenfields Mineral Exploration and Project Development in Victoria.

The recommendations and the Government’s response provide Victoria with a platform to get the policy and regulatory settings right to ensure a vibrant and sustainable minerals industry that delivers benefits to the state and regional and remote communities through economic development and employment opportunities.

An implementation plan that clearly outlines delivery of the recommendations is now required. Industry has experienced considerable frustration at the lack of implementation over the past decade of recommendations from a suite of reviews and inquiries that the Government of the day agreed to.

A number of the Government’s responses identify the need for further consultation and the MCA looks forward to these discussions.