Community & land use

Minerals exploration, mining and quarrying are important to regional Victoria. They create income for businesses and jobs across the state, their impact must be managed with the community. We have a range of information for the community including tools to help landholders.

Understanding exploration

Exploration is a range of activities to help determine if there are minerals under the ground. If the exploration process identifies minerals can be commercially extracted, then mining in the future may be possible.

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Consultation and engagement

We aim to ensure that anyone with an interest in exploration and mining activities can provide feedback and where appropriate, have a say.

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Landholder information

Exploration, mining and quarrying are important to regional Victoria, but may raise questions for landholders. Find out about consultation, consent, objections and more.

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Consideration of the environment is vital for exploration and mining companies to maintain community confidence and a social licence to operate.

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Key site updates

Access updates on specific sites to keep the community and industry informed about regulatory and development processes underway.

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Community grants

The Community Education and Advisor Grant Programs aim to assist local communities to participate in environmental and planning assessment processes for major new mining and quarrying projects.

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