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 arrange individual telephone discussions or small group meetings to address local concerns.
Community Information Session – Stavely Block 4
To provide locals with a better understanding of minerals exploration activities and how the sector is regulated, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions is holding online community information sessions in November.
Date: Tuesday 24 November 2020
Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020
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.
We encourage you to sign up for one of these 90-minute sessions to hear department representatives and Gippsland Prospecting Pty Ltd explain minerals exploration, outline landholder rights and discuss the obligations of exploration companies. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
During these sessions we will also present a support tool available to assist landholders in discussions with minerals explorers about potential land access. The land access consent tool templates can help both parties agree on access to private property, biosecurity protocols, managing any impacts on crops, and potential compensation.
This voluntary tool which can be tailored for specific needs and circumstances of landholders, has been developed in consultation with the Victorian Farmers Federation and the exploration industry.
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.
Meetings for small groups may be offered to those unable to join these sessions and online refreshers given 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
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