VICTORIA’S EARTH RESOURCES STATEMENT - A WELCOME ROADMAP FOR VICTORIA’S RESOURCES FUTURE

The Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division welcomes the release of Victoria’s Earth Resources Statement which sets out priorities and associated actions for developing the earth resources industry in Victoria.

The statement is comprehensive and seeks to grow the Victorian resources industry by playing to its unique strengths, including brown coal and the mining equipment and technology services (METS) sector.

The MCA is pleased that the statement further details government commitment to a contemporary and streamlined regulatory framework, and to ensuring that exploration and development activity is properly balanced against the legitimate interests of local communities, landowners and the environment.

This statement represents a much needed and welcome roadmap to guide the resources industry in its continuing contribution to the economic and employment prosperity of Victorians.

The MCA urges the government to progress the actions detailed in the statement and looks forward to working with future governments on their implementation.

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