VIC Submissions


CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DRAFT REGIONAL GROWTH PLAN

Since the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, the minerals industry has been fundamental to the economic and social fabric of the Central Highlands region. The industry has generated substantial wealth for the area and played a major role in the region’s economic development. Today the industry continues to contribute to the regional economy through the Ballarat Gold mine and numerous smaller exploration projects. The industry has the potential to continue to contribute to the region into the future.

GREAT SOUTH COAST DRAFT REGIONAL GROWTH PLAN

The Great South Coast is prospective for a range of minerals including, but not limited to, gold, mineral sands and oil shale. The development of such resources would boost the region’s economy significantly through the creation of high-skill, high-wage jobs in a high-value add sector. In addition to the economic potential of resource developments within the region, Great South Coast is positioned to benefit from the ongoing and future expansion of the mineral sands mining sector in the Loddon Mallee North and Wimmera South Region with the Port of Portland a key export centre for Victorian mineral sands.

LODDON MALLEE SOUTH DRAFT REGIONAL GROWTH PLAN

The minerals industry has been an integral part of the economic and social fabric of the Loddon Mallee South Region since the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s. The wealth generated by the industry was a major factor in the region’s economic development and the potential wealth that the industry can generate in the coming decades to secure the economic growth and jobs that will be needed for Loddon Mallee South Region to prosper into the future.

2013-14 VICTORIAN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division (MCA Victoria) makes this submission to inform the development of the Victorian State Government’s 2013-14 Budget and policy platform.

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