The state government's Earth Resources department will hold an online information session to get residents up to speed on gold mining exploration regulations.
There were community concerns earlier this year regarding exploration around Blackwood and Trentham, with some residents protesting against the miners.
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions will hold the online session from 7pm on Tuesday, September 22, to help people understand how they cna have their voices heard during the licencing process for upcoming projects.
The session will focus on communities around Daylesford, Bacchus Marsh, Macedon, and Gisborne, according to a state government media release, and attendees will be able to submit questions.
Head of Resources John Krbaleski said in a statement there had been a rise in minerals exploration licence applications across the state, and particularly in those areas.
"It's important that minerals exploration is understood in local communities where more companies are interested and active in looking for gold and other in-demand minerals," he said.
"Assisting locals to learn more about minerals exploration and share their views on potential projects is essential to maintaining a socially and environmentally responsible resources sector."
To get involved or find out more, visit earthresources.vic.gov.au
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