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Minerals Development Victoria

Minerals Development Victoria (MDV) is the Victorian Government's lead unit for attracting investment in mineral exploration and development to Victoria. MDV also provides assistance to mining companies already present in the state.

MDV has three areas of focus:

  • Investment attraction
  • Strategic resource planning
  • Community engagement

Investment Attraction

MDV's Resource Strategy & Industry Investment (RSII) team promotes Victoria's minerals exploration and development opportunities to industry.

RSII works closely with the Geological Survey of Victoria and Invest Victoria to provide information to prospective investors and exploration companies about Victoria's geological potential, its resource development opportunities and investment incentives such as grant programs

In addition, RSII works with Government,  industry bodies, land planning agencies and others to improve longer-term access to the State's mineral resources, ensuring that mineral resources are appropriately taken into account in Victoria's land planning frameworks.

RSII also facilitates useful engagement with non-sector entities, where required.

Helping Victoria Grow: Extractive Resources Strategy

Demand for extractive resources – sand, rock, gravel and clay – is at an all-time high in Victoria due to rapid population growth and the ramp up in major infrastructure projects. Emerging shortfalls in the supply of extractive resources is creating an urgent need for the Government to ensure that high quality resources are available to meet Victoria’s current and future infrastructure and affordable housing requirements.

Victoria’s first Extractive Resources Strategy has been developed to provide industry and the community confidence that the building blocks of tomorrow are secure.

Community Engagement

Communities are key stakeholders in Victoria's exploration and resource development future. MDV's Community Engagement team interacts with communities across the state to provide information about the State's minerals sector and mineral development opportunities, and to hear community views.

Community Engagement staff can assist companies with stakeholder engagement by facilitating discussions with key organisations including Local Governments, local business associations and peak bodies.

The Community Engagement team also assists the minerals sector's communication efforts by working to engender best-practice approaches to community consultation. 

Contact Us 

To learn more about how Minerals Development Victoria can assist your mining project, email or contact us

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This newsletter provides information about the Victorian Government's geoscience and promotional activities regarding minerals exploration and mining in the state.

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