EXPLORATION LICENCE APPLICATION
Advertisement Date - 7/8/19
Notice of Application for a Prospecting Licence
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 - Section 15(5)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019
- Regulation 22(1) and Schedule 1
1. Name and address of applicant(s):
Suite 1, Level 2, 49-51 York Street, Sydney 2000
2. Contact details of applicant for map and other
Melissa Say, Authorised Agent (as employee of Australian Mining & Exploration Title Services) Mobile: 0429 787 593 Email: vic @amets.com.au
3. Details of the Application:
Application No: EL006779
Locality of the land to which the application relates: The application is 10 km East of Anakie
Approximate Area of Application: 12.2 km2
Date of the application: 22 March 2019
Outline of the proposed program of work:
- Historical research
Any person may object to a licence being granted by:
A. Putting the objection in writing, and
B. Include the grounds on which it is made
Objections must be lodged within 21 days after the latest date on which the application was advertised and can be lodged online or posted to:
The Minister for Resources
c/- Manager Licensing
Earth Resources Regulation
GPO Box 2392
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
It is recommended that objections are lodged online to ensure timely consideration.
Enquiries can be made by writing to the Manager Licensing at the above address or by phoning the Earth Resources Information Centre on 1300 366 356.
6. Other information:
A. Subject to other requirements being satisfied, an exploration licence, if granted, entitles the holder of the licence to explore and search for minerals in the relevant land, but does not entitle the holder to undertake mining.
B. Further information regarding the requirements that must be complied with prior to work being undertaken is available at: http://www.earthresources.vic.gov.au
For the first two years, low impact field work is planned which will include;
- historical research,
- field mapping,
- soil sampling,
- rock chip sampling and
- hand augering
The above low impact exploration will have minimal impact on the environment and will comply with the Code of Practice for Mineral Exploration.
During the third year higher impact activities such as drilling may be warranted if targets are generated. Prior to any drilling a Work Plan will be submitted to Earth Resources Regulation, which must be approved prior to any on-ground works. Details of drilling and associated rehabilitation, monitoring and auditing will be covered in the Work Plan.
Throughout the planning process, David Deitz will consult with individual land holders and the broader community and provide information on planned activities and allow opportunities for feedback to be incorporated into the planning process.
David Deitz is committed to identification of stakeholders, particularly landowners and occupiers which are directly or indirectly affected by activities. Stakeholders include traditional owners, government agencies, local communities, interest groups and other commercial entities which operate within the area.
David Deitz acknowledges the Traditional Landowners and will respect the rights of the traditional custodians of the land.
The company is committed to open, timely and honest communication with all stakeholders. David Deitz will consult with the relevant land managers/owners early in its planning process to ensure that the relevant community stakeholders are identified. David Deitz will ensure transparency and consultation regarding the activities being planned and will where possible will manage and design plans with respect to the community concerns. If David Deitz wishes to enter a private property to undertake an activity, consent will be sought from the landowner and if approved a compensation agreement will be negotiated. David Deitz will operate in accordance with the land owners safety and environmental requirements.
Where an activity is deemed to have wider community effects, these activities will be communicated via this website and in writing (letters/emails), as well as by directly consulting by phone calls and/or meetings with key stakeholders affected prior to engagement in the activity.
David Deitz will endeavour to address all concerns relating to its activities and provide transparent communication of information. It is in the best interests of David Deitz and the community to maintain good working relationships. David Deitz encourages members of the community and groups who identify as stakeholders to contact us via email
Respecting the environment
David Deitz is a responsible exploration professional who recognises and respects the environment and the values and rights of others in the environment.
David Deitz commits to continually improving its environmental performance and responsibility through the education of its employees and contractors and the following initiatives:
- integrating environmental considerations into project planning and operations;
- implementing environmental controls and strategies to identify, minimise and avoid, wherever possible environmental impact from our activities;
- monitoring relevant environmental parameters;
- auditing and reporting on environmental performance;
- preventing pollution by minimising emissions and the generation of waste;
- providing sufficient training and resources for effective environmental management;
- having open communication with communities and other stakeholders about environmental issues
David Deitz commits to being a proactive environmental manager, and through consultation with stakeholders and government ensuring that it remains a good corporate citizen.
David Deitz believes that economic and material benefits to a community need not occur at a cost to the environment and amenity.
The company is committed to avoiding and minimising impacts to native vegetation, fauna habitats and wetlands, and will manage their operations with due care for the natural environment and the surrounding land use activities by ensuring the environment and social values are considered in the planning phase of all of David Deitz’s proposed activities.
David Deitz is not proposing to impact any of the wetlands, watercourses or any other lake or wetland within the tenement boundary.