Community Education and Community Advisor Grant Programs - Trial for mining and quarrying projects
- Community Education: Workshops, clinics and resources have been delivered locally to community members where there are major new mining and quarrying proposals undergoing an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process.
- Community Advisor: Funding will be available for eligible not-for-profit community groups to enable them to obtain legal advice and representation during environmental assessment and associated public inquiry processes.
Community Education Grant Program
Community Advisor Grants
Community Advisor Grants will be open to not-for-profit community organisations that seek to represent local community interests during public hearings in relation to the:
Two grants of up to $40,000 each will be available to up to two eligible community organisations for the purpose of obtaining legal assistance to participate in public hearings for the Fingerboards process. Another two grants of up to $40,000 each will be available for up to two eligible community organisations for the Bunyip North process.
Further details of the grant application process and grant requirements will be published prior to public hearings being convened for the proposals.
The trial programs will be evaluated after two years to determine whether they have helped to build community confidence in the public assessment of earth resource projects. This will include assessing whether communities feel heard and respected during the process, and the impact on community acceptance of the outcome.
Page last updated: 22 May 2019