DPI to host exploration and mining information sessions

The Department of Primary Industries will host a series of community information sessions in regional Victoria on the regulation of exploration and mining for minerals and onshore gas (coal seam gas).

The sessions will give local residents a chance to speak directly to regulators and policy experts about the regulatory process that applies to mining and onshore gas operations in Victoria.

The sessions are designed to provide regional communities with information about how exploration and mining is regulated, how the environment is protected and what landholders’ rights are.

Representatives of DPI, the Environment Protection Authority and rural water agencies will be on hand to explain how Victoria’s regulatory regime operates.

We are encouraged to come along and ask questions about the regulation of exploration and mining in Victoria.

The events will be run as ‘drop in’ sessions where people can come at a time that is convenient to them and talk directly with representatives of the agencies at a number of different booths.

Details of the sessions are provided below. For more information contact 136 186 or visit Earth Resources.

Date, location and time

  • 1 August 2012 – Leongatha Dakers Centre, 9 Smith Street, Leongatha – 2-7pm
  • 9 August 2012 – All Seasons Hotel, 25-41 Princes Highway, Sale – 2-7pm
  • 16 August 2012 – Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, 75 Graham Street, Wonthaggi – 2-7pm