Notice of Application for an Exploration Licence (EL007810)

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 – Section 15(5)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019 – Regulation 22(1) and Schedule 1

1. Name and address of applicant(s):

VHM Limited
Level 2 Suite 9, 389 Oxford Street,
Mount Hawthorn   WA 6016

2. Contact details of applicant for map and other information requests:

Telephone:(Andrea Payne) 0427 062 069

3. Applicant’s website
Further information about this application is available at the following website:

4. Details of the application:

Application Number: EL007810

Locality of the land to which the application relates:
47 km northwest of Swan Hill, 37 km southeast of Robinvale, 22km northwest of Nyah

Approximate area of application (Graticular Sections): 424 graticules / 424 km2

Date of the application: 29 October 2021

Outline of the proposed program of work:
For the first year, low impact field exploration is planned to include a review of all previous historical exploration in the area. Geophysical surveys and field reconnaissance trips will also be undertaken to identify further areas of interest, with minimal impact to the environment.

Should future higher impact exploration activities be planned such as exploration drilling, it will involve a submission of a low impact exploration plan or work plan to Earth Resources Regulation, detailed rehabilitation plans, and monitoring and auditing.

Throughout the exploration planning process, VHM will consult with individual land holders and the broader community and provide information on planned exploration activities and allow opportunities for feedback to be incorporated into the planning process.

Term applied for: 5 years.

5. Objections or Comments:

Any person may object or comment to a licence being granted by:
(a) putting the objection or comment in writing; and
(b) including the grounds on which it is made.

Objections or comments must be lodged within 21 days after the latest date on which the application was advertised and can be lodged online or posted to:

The Minister for Resources,
c/- Manager Licensing, Earth Resources Regulation,
GPO Box 4509,

It is recommended that objections or comments are lodged online to ensure timely consideration:

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.

6. Other Statutory Requirements:

(a) Subject to other requirements being satisfied, an exploration licence, if granted, entitles the holder of the licence to explore and search for minerals in the relevant land, but does not entitle the holder to undertake mining.

(b) Further information regarding the requirements that must be complied with prior to work being undertaken is available on the department’s Community & Land Use page.

Map highlighting the exploration licence application area

Map of the license application area for EL007810

Page last updated: 23 Nov 2021