The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is the State’s lead agency in attracting private investment in resources exploration and development through the provision of geoscientific information on minerals and energy resources, and management of an equitable and secure titles systems for the mining, petroleum and geothermal industries.
It also carries prime responsibility for regulating these extractive industries and dangerous goods in Western Australia, including the collection of royalties, and ensuring that safety, health and environmental standards are consistent with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation, regulations and policies.
In addition to this, DMP is committed to educating the community about resource development and regulation in WA.
DMP Strategic Plan
The strategic plan is part of the department’s planning framework and represents a three-year rolling plan of the department’s strategies across all business areas.
The department is committed to reviewing the strategic plan annually to ensure that it is proactive in addressing issues and adapting to shifts in priority as the resources industry continues to flourish in Western Australia.
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is participating in the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP); a business plan for building positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Vision for Reconciliation
The department recognises that reconciliation is important and is proud to be part of this process. By doing this DMP aims to:
- Foster positive relationships with the Indigenous community and local Indigenous organisations
- Provide employment and training opportunities for Indigenous Australians and increase Indigenous representation at DMP
- Build employee understanding and knowledge of Indigenous culture and history and, encourage workplace involvement in Indigenous cultural events
- Create better support and mentorship/buddy programs within the department
In DMP’s Reconciliation Action Plan, the areas to align our objectives include:
- Implementation of specific employment strategies to increase the number of Indigenous employees
- Cultural awareness training
- Review of human resources policies and procedures to ensure they provide for Indigenous cultural responsibilities
- Continuation of Indigenous events.
The full details are available in the Reconciliation Action Plan for 2012-2014.
On 11 September, 2012, the department held an official launch to kick off the RAP program. Full details of the day’s events can be read at DMP RAP Launch.