Minerals drilling boost

October 12, 2023 10:01 am in by

Mineral exploration on the West and North-West Coasts has been given a boost with extension of the State Government’s Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative.

Resources Minister and Braddon MP Felix Ellis says the programme, now in its sixth year, is very timely with a global shift to find the minerals needed for renewable energy industries.

Mr Ellis says Tasmania can become a global leader the space.

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The Government funding will allow explorers to test greenfield locations to find new and potentially lucrative mining opportunities as well as the re-examination of old mines.

Mr Ellis says exploration leads to more resource projects and more jobs in the future for Tasmanians, especially in regional communities.