A reformed Earth Resources Ministerial Advisory Council will provide strategic advice on the sustainable development of Victoria's mining and resources industry.
The Ministerial Advisory Council includes representatives from the community, unions and environmental groups as well as industry.
The first meeting of the newly formed Council was held in Ballarat on Wednesday 30 March.
The greater range of views and advice will help provide greater certainty for industry investment and build community confidence in Victoria's mining and resources sector.
The members of the Advisory Council are listed below.
Dr Richard Aldous
Mr Gerald Leach
Victorian Farmers Federation
Ms Megan Davison
Minerals Council of Australia
Mr Brian Hauser
Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia
Mr Noel Laidlaw
Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria
Dr Elizabeth Gibson
Construction Material Processors Association
Mr Simon Bennison
Association of Mining and Exploration Companies
Ms Valerie Prokopiv
Gippsland Trades and Labour Council
Mr Duncan MacGregor
Victorian Trades Hall Council
Ms Ariane Wilkinson
Environmental Justice Australia
Mr Gareth Hately
Municipal Association of Victoria
Ms Karen Douglas
Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
Mr Murray Chapman
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
Ms Claire Flanagan-Smith
RMCG Consulting Group
Ms Karen Foster
Great South Coast Group