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24 hours ago

PMAV

More confirmation.Prospecting is allowed under Stage 3 (country VIC) restrictions.

Prospectors must keep 1.5 metres apart and can only go out alone or with one other person. No sharing of equipment. Wear a mask. If you have to travel more than a few km to prospect be aware this will likely fall foul of the no travel rules.
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More confirmation.

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So how far can someone travel from home to prospect? Isn't clear here

never stopped me last time and would not of this time

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1 day ago

PMAV

Proud PMAV member Chris Lyons owns Feed My Mojo with his lovely wife.
Chris spent days digging up all the gold maps (200) for PMAV members to access.
He has now had to modify his cafe to do only take aways and can use the support from us.
If you live in Geelong, help another member out during these crazy times.
Belmont Shopping centre 1 High St, Belmont VIC 3216
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Great food and soooo much to eat!

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2 days ago

PMAV

The PMAVs own Andrew Bales should be great ...

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Can't wait

Looking forward to it.

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2 days ago

PMAV

The PMAV committee are looking for any PMAV members who sell and offer computer services, especially in regional Victoria? ...

The PMAV committee are looking for any PMAV members who sell and offer computer services, especially in regional Victoria?

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Ring me ken dunolly motel

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3 days ago

PMAV

For residents who live in the Shire of Mitchell. You are still on stage 3 restrictions. From 6pm on Sunday 2 August. You can exercise for outdoor recreation with a household or 1 person. Please note. Stage 4 curfew and travel limits do not apply to Mitchell Shire. I have attached a map of the Mitchell Shire. It’s border is in red. I have attached a link, so you can confirm what town you reside in, within the Mitchell Shire

www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/our-region/things-to-do/visit-our-towns
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For residents who live in the Shire of Mitchell. You are still on stage 3 restrictions. From 6pm on Sunday 2 August. You can exercise for outdoor recreation with a household or 1 person. Please note. Stage 4 curfew and travel limits do not apply to Mitchell Shire. I have attached a map of the Mitchell Shire. It’s border is in red. I have attached a link, so you can confirm what town you reside in, within the Mitchell Shire

https://www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/our-region/things-to-do/visit-our-towns

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Dave Sando 🤦‍♀️

are you saying Mitchell shire residents are not allowed to leave home for recreation purposes like all other stage 3 areas

Is Graytown in Mitchell shire or just close to it ?

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PMAV’s Rita Bentley awarded Order of Australia Medal!
The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent means by which Australia recognises the outstanding and meritorious service of its citizens.
It gives me the greatest of pleasure to announce that the PMAV’s Rita Bentley, has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s 2020, Queens Birthday Honours List.
This honour was awarded for recognition of Rita’s unselfish, fastidious dedication, determination and support for others. The citation for the award is: “For service to the environment, and to hobby prospecting and small scale mining”
Rita has spent the majority of her life fighting for others and their rights, while still bringing up a young family and co-running their business with husband David Bentley (who was also heavily involved at PMAV). They even found time to operate several gold mines in the late 80’s.
Since 1988, she has played many rolls on the Committee, including approximately 21 years as President, until last year when ill-health forced her into the role as President Emeritus.
in 2006, Rita also stood as an Independent candidate in the Legislative Council Region of Southern Metropolitan at the Victorian state election, again fighting for other’s rights.
in 2015, Rita was awarded the ‘Jim Stewart Memorial Award’ (for excellence and dedication to the PMAV) and made a Life Member.
Most recently, as co-admin at Bush User Groups United she has continued to fight and lobby for the thousands of small miners and prospectors in Victoria and their right to access the Goldfields.
On behalf of the PMAV and the BUGU Admin Team and all its members, we would like to congratulate Rita Bentley on her award for her dedication in helping others.
You truly deserve the Order of Australia.
Well done Rita.

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC)..
Are a biassed organisation whose agenda is the formation of National Parks and the banning of many recreational groups from these locked fire traps.
Prospecting is one activity they want banned from their recent report on the Central West region of Victoria. This is an area of 77,000Ha and includes the Wombat and Lederberg Goldfields. Their report is HERE 
Many communities rely on 4wders, campers, prospectors, hunters, firewood and loggers, small scale miners and many more bush users to economically support their towns and families.
The VEAC report quotes a flawed (possibly fraudulent) economic loss of $270 Million to the Victorian Economy. An independent report commissioned by PMAV has found the true loss is over $2.8 Billion! This report can be accessed by clicking “The Future Use of Public Lands: An Assessment of the Gillespie and Midas Social and Economic Analysis for the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s (VEAC) Recommendations for Public Land in Victoria’s Central West.
The PMAV are opposed to the creation of more locked National Parks and ask for a better inclusive forest management system to be adopted.
We are continuing to lobby all Victorian politicians and ask they reject the VEAC report.
Please sign our online Petition (Victorians only/and age) HERE