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MCA Victoria position on project facilitation

The potential for minerals development to support social and economic development in regional Victoria is well-recognised.

A modern licencing framework for Victoria

While exploration is the lifeblood of minerals development, Victoria’s share of total exploration expenditure in Australia has contracted sharply since the 1990s.  Modernising the state’s tenure framework could assist to reverse this trend.

The MCA Victoria, in consultation with current and past explorers, has developed a proposal for a modern tenure framework could improve investor certainty, better reflect exploration and project timeframes and reduce administrative burden.  The framework also includes mechanisms to constructively address concerns about land turnover an

Restoring equity and fairness

Western Australia loses more GST than it collects in iron ore royalties.

Submission to Senate Select Committee on Red Tape Inquiry into Environmental Approvals

Delays and uncertainty in project approval processes pose a significant risk to the minerals industry’s global competitiveness.  The submission outlines major areas of unnecessary red tape, duplication and complexity across environmental approval processes.

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