VIC Submissions


THE DRAFT NATIONAL HARMONISED REGULATORY FRAMEWORK: COAL SEAM GAS

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division (MCA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Standing Council on Energy and Resources the Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Coal Seam Gas (‘CSG Framework’).

DEMONSTRATING BEST PRACTICE – DRAFT GUIDELINE

The MCA has established a strong record for leadership in environmental best practice in minerals development. This commitment to continuous improvement in minimising the industry’s environmental impacts is a fundamental plank of the industry’s broader commitment to sustainable development. This is demonstrated by the MCA’s requirement that member companies are signatories to Enduring Value – the Australian Minerals Industry’s Framework for Sustainable Development.

RECOMMENDED SEPARATION DISTANCES FOR INDUSTRIAL RESIDUAL AIR EMISSIONS – DRAFT GUIDELINE

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division’s (MCA) is pleased to make a submission on the above mentioned Draft Guideline. The MCA only became aware of this Draft Guideline on Monday 5th November and is grateful to have been given a week extension to enable full consideration of the document.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR NATIVE VEGETATION IN VICTORIA

The Victorian Minerals industry has traditionally been and will continue to be an important contributor to Victoria’s growth, particularly in regional and rural Victoria. For the sustainable future of the industry, the regulatory framework must be balanced between promoting investment in the State, good practice and the expectations of the community in an efficient way with minimum necessary direct control of economic agents by government authorities.

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