Online information sessions are replacing our regular community meetings. We will return to meeting you in person when it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, we can have individual telephone discussions.
Community Information Sessions – Stavely Block 3
To provide a better understanding of exploration activities and how the minerals sector is regulated, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is inviting agricultural landholders and interested stakeholders to attend online community information sessions in October.
Date: Wednesday 6 October 2021
Date: Thursday 7 October 2021
Due to continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on social gatherings, these sessions will be held online.
Stavely Minerals Limited has been granted the fifth minerals exploration licence of the Stavely Ground Release. The Victorian-based company will be searching for minerals in an area 25 kilometres west of Ararat, extending south to Mafeking, Wickliffe, Willaura and Lake Bolac.
We encourage you to sign up for one of these 90-minute sessions to hear department representatives and Stavely Minerals explain minerals exploration and outline landholder rights and the obligations of exploration companies. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
During these sessions we will also present the support tools available to assist landholders in discussions with minerals explorers about potential land access. The templates can help both parties agree on access to private property, biosecurity protocols and managing any impacts on crops, and potential compensation.
These voluntary tools which can be tailored for specific needs and circumstances of the landholder, have been developed in consultation with the exploration industry and the Victorian Farmers Federation.
If you need further information or believe that you might have difficulty accessing online sessions but would still like to be involved, please contact Donna Mongan, Senior Engagement Officer, on 0436 662 399.
Community Information Session – Stavely Block 4
Gippsland Prospecting Pty Ltd has been granted the fourth Minerals Exploration Licence from 2018’s Stavely Ground Release. The Victorian-based company will be searching for minerals in the area west of Ararat and Stawell (PDF - 13.3 MB)
, but not including the Grampians National Park.
To provide locals with a better understanding of minerals exploration activities and how the sector is regulated, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions held online community information sessions in November.
Department representatives and Gippsland Prospecting Pty Ltd also outlined landholder rights and the obligations of exploration companies and presented a support tool available to assist landholders in discussions with minerals explorers about potential land access.
Meetings for small groups are offered to those who were unable to join these sessions and online refreshers to agricultural practitioners on the department’s land access consent tool.
Past information sessions
Online information sessions
For communities Glenthompson, Caramut, Chatsworth, Minjah and west of Mortlake (PDF - 9.0 MB)
– 10-11 June 2020
Wonwondah, Laharum and Brimpaen sessions
Wonwondah - 11 November 2019
Laharum - 12 November 2019
Brimpaen - 13 November 2019
Cavendish and Balmoral information sessions
Cavendish - 17 June 2019
Balmoral - 18 June 2019
Jeparit information session
Jeparit - 13 March 2019
Register Your Interest
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