CCAA welcomes the announcement that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include an ongoing commitment to increase the capability and capacity of the Earth Resources Regulator.

Unfortunately we have been depleting our quality hard rock quarries and concrete sand supplies and not approving more, contributing to the current materials supply shortage. CCAA has advocated broadly across Government to address this issue and this is a welcome response.

"These additional funds will help to improve the certainty of new resources being approved, increasing investment in Victoria, providing more jobs for Victorians and delivering more affordable materials that contributes to the delivery of affordable infrastructure and housing", said Brian Hauser, CCAA State Director Vic/Tas.

CCAA's full media release is available here.