Mining Proposal reform discussed at industry briefing
|Date:||Wednesday, 04 November 2015|
Industry stakeholders had the opportunity to provide feedback on the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) Mining Proposal reform at the first of two industry briefing sessions held today in Perth.
More than 150 industry stakeholders attended the Perth briefing session on Wednesday 4 November, which preceded a second briefing session for Goldfields stakeholders in Kalgoorlie on Thursday.
The session also included information about the final stages of the department’s Reforming Environmental Regulation (RER) program, and the new policy for abandoned mines the department currently finalising.
DMP Executive Director Environment Dr Phil Gorey said the briefing sessions gave stakeholders the opportunity to engage with the Environment Division managers implementing the reform agenda and to provide direct feedback on the reforms.
“Events like this give stakeholders a unique opportunity to gain a better insight into the reforms the department is implementing,” Dr Gorey said.
“They also allow DMP officers to receive direct feedback from the people who will be impacted by these reforms.
“This helps ensure that reforms deliver a more streamlined regulatory process that benefits industry and the department, while maintaining high levels of environmental protection.”
The Perth briefing session incorporated a panel discussion with the DMP presenters and industry representatives on Mining Proposal reform.
The sessions coincide with an eight week public consultation period on the draft Guidelines for Mining Proposal in Western Australia, which is available now on the department’s website.
The public consultation period runs until 23 November 2015. Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.