The Victorian Budget 2022/23 was handed down today, funding includes $7.4 million to search for and develop rare earths and minerals critical to manufacturing renewable energy components and a range of other advanced manufacturing sectors.
Applications are now open for minerals exploration in parts of western Victoria following the lifting of an exemption which temporarily restricted minerals activities across an area of around 11,000 square kilometres.
Victoria’s resources regulator is gearing up to support the state’s minerals boom, the high demand for quarry material and to oversee the onshore conventional gas sector.
Airborne gravity surveys are being flown across southern and eastern Victoria to improve the accuracy of heights from Global Positioning System (GPS) and to advance our understanding of Victoria’s geology.
Applications for the Quarry Transformation Grants are open until 14 April 2022.
Mitre Hill Pty Ltd has applied for 12 minerals exploration licences and the public submission periods for these applications are now open.