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 minerals exploration

Exploration is a range of activities that help determine if there are minerals under the ground.

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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. Landholders can find out about consultation, consent, objections and more.

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Agreeing access to private land

Before an explorer can access your land you must provide consent. The land access tool will help you understand the exploration process and reach an agreement.

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Environment

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

Our Community Education and Advisor Grant Programs aim to assist local communities to participate in environmental and planning assessment processes.

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