Have your say on new licence applications
An applicant for a licence must advertise that the application is open for public comment in accordance with the Advertising Guideline. The advertisement contains information about the proposed work, along with details on how members of the public can comment on the application. This information should also be available on the individual’s or entity’ website.
Public input is central to how Earth Resources Regulation administers licence applications under the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990. We invite public comment on mining, exploration, retention and prospecting licence applications and maintain a list of applications that are currently open for public comment.
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Licence Applications open for submissions
|EL007430||Exploration Licence||Dart Mining NL||1km north, south and east of Buchan, including towns of Murrindai and Buthers Ridge||29 September 2021|
|EL007515||Exploration Licence||Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd||Northeast Victoria; East of Wangaratta & West of Beechworth||Extended to 4 October 2021|
|EL007725||Exploration Licence||Savic Minerals Pty Ltd||3km east of Edenhope, 6 km north-west of Harrow, 5km south of Ozenkadnook||29 September 2021|
|EL007729||Exploration Licence||Syndicate Minerals Pty Ltd||In the vicinity of the Campaspe Local Government Area||13 October 2021|
|EL007743||Exploration Licence||Western Victoria Gold Pty Ltd||3km east of Maroona, 4km north of Tatyoon, 14km south of Ararat||15 October 2021|
Any person may object or comment on a licence being granted. (Section 24 and 24A, Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990).
A person who objects or comments must:
- put the objection or comments in writing; and
- include the grounds on which it is made.
All objections or comments must be lodged within 21 days after the latest date on which the application was advertised. Objections or comments can be lodged online or posted to:
The Minister for Resources
c/ - Manager Licensing
Earth Resources Regulation
GPO Box 4509
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Enquiries can be made by writing to the Manager Licensing at the above address or by phoning the Earth Resources Information Centre on 1300 366 356.
Extractive Industries applications
Public input into extractive industries (i.e. quarrying) applications is conducted via the planning permit process. Applications can normally be located via ‘Planning Application at Advertising’ webpages on Council websites.
Page last updated: 24 Sep 2021