Victoria is generously endowed with mineral potential as well as being a popular place to live and work. With the many land users and activities in Victoria, it is critical for mineral explorers to prioritise effective and regular community engagement with key land owner/occupiers. Respect, courtesy, and honesty, along with engaging early and often, are sound principles to guide your community engagement. The core of a good working relationship is reliant on good communication.
AMEC has developed the following tool kit to assist Victorian mineral explorers negotiate land access:
AMEC GUIDE FOR THE MINERALS INDUSTRY ON LAND ACCESS IN VICTORIA – a ‘how to’ guide for minerals industry representatives on land access in Victoria.
AMEC VICTORIA LAND ACCESS ARRANGEMENT TEMPLATE FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION – a comprehensive ‘how to’ guide for minerals industry representatives on land access in Victoria.
AMEC MINERAL EXPLORATION EXPLAINED VIDEO
FACT SHEETS – Information on exploration practices and methods presented in a clear, easy to understand format to support wider community understanding on exploration, including:
Land access arrangements must always be individually negotiated and tailored to the needs of the landowner/occupier, explorer and the exploration program. Note that the AMEC template, guide, fact sheets and other information provide guidance but do not constitute legal advice.