Maximise Victoria`s Natural Resource Potential 

15 October 2018

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) is calling on the incoming Government to prioritise Victorian mining and mineral exploration regulation to maximise Victoria’s natural resource potential.

“New geoscience data shows great prospectivity for minerals in Victoria, but continued policy improvements are necessary if the State is to build on the successes of the Stavely and Fosterville projects,” said Warren Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).

“Additional discoveries can be made but significant changes are still needed to support and grow the mining and mineral exploration industry; there is no lack of opportunities, but we need to further improve the policy settings to grow investment attractiveness of Victoria.”

“The AMEC Election Policy Platform seeks to assist the government in achieving that outcome and realise the full potential of the State’s resource wealth,” Mr. Pearce said.

The Policy Platform identifies 29 pragmatic and achievable recommendations to increase mineral exploration activity in the State. 

Key areas to prioritise, include:

Access to pre-competitive geological data and information,
Streamlined and efficient land access and approvals processes,
Reduce the costs of doing business,
Access to cost effective infrastructure, and 
Effective industry promotion.

“We are currently liaising with the Andrew`s Government and the Opposition to discuss what needs be done for Victoria to grow its mining and mineral exploration industry”
 
“A successful, sustainable and robust mining and mineral exploration sector in Victoria will create jobs, and economic and social benefits for the community,” says Mr Pearce. 

Read the Platform here:
Election Policy Platform