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PESA Vic/Tas October Technical Meeting – Victorian Onshore Conventional Gas Studies

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 - 14:00


Guest Speaker: Dr Amanda Caples (Victorian Lead Scientist)

Dr Amanda Caples BSc Hons PhD GAICD was appointed to the Victorian Lead Scientist role in mid-2016. The Lead Scientist works across the Victorian Government to foster linkages and identify opportunities for economic outcomes by engaging with business, the research sector and the Australian government. Amanda brings to the role broad experience in technology commercialisation, public policy development and governance of public and private entities. Previously as Deputy Secretary Sector Development and Programs, Amanda was responsible for the development of Future Industries strategic sector growth plans and for support of the Victorian science, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

On 2 May 2017, the Victorian Government announced funding of $42.5 million for the Victorian Gas Program.

A major component of the program is to deliver extensive scientific, technical and environmental studies on the risks, benefits and impact of onshore conventional gas while the moratorium is in place until 30 June 2020.

The Victorian Government’s Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples, will oversea these studies with input from a Stakeholder Advisory Panel, comprising farmers, industry, local government and the community, with assistance from the Geological Survey of Victoria.

As there are no proven or probable onshore gas reserves in Victoria, the geoscience investigations for onshore conventional gas are designed to provide an evidence-based resource estimate.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 - 14:00


Henry & The Fox
525 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia


(03) 8199 0317
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