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Lead Agency Framework
Lead agency project proposals
The document below provides a list of DMP Lead Agency Project Proposals and the associated contact officers.
Lead agency key contacts
For information and advice regarding mining and petroleum applications and proposals the following departmental employees are the first point of contact:
Petroleum, geothermal and carbon capture and storage
- Petroleum tenure and land access - Beverley Bower 9222 3133
- Petroleum environmental approvals - Kim Anderson 9222 3142
- Petroleum resource management - Reza Malekzadeh 9222 3759
- Petroleum well approvals - Stuart Webster 9222 3023
- Mining tenure, native title and Aboriginal heritage - Tony Bullen 9222 3112
- Minerals environment - Danielle Risbey 9222 3593 or Eugene Bouwhuis 9222 3097
- Uranium - Rachel Maiden 9222 3041
- Resource safety licensing - Andrew Kempton 9358 8028
Much of the Department's work on improving approvals processes has been based on consultation with industry. We will continue to consult widely on our performance and welcome feedback from industry proponents and others. Feedback can be provided to email@example.com
Lead agency framework
As defined by the State Government, the goal of the lead agency framework is:
To establish a seamless approvals system that can deliver necessary approvals within an acceptable timeframe and cost to proponents and government, while taking into account the public interest.
As a lead agency DMP is responsible for coordinating the whole application approval process. The lead agency framework provides information about the lead agency role.
Other lead agencies include:
- the Department of State Development, for major resource and industry infrastructure projects;
- the Department of Planning, for urban and regional land and significant housing development;
- the Department of Transport, for transport projects; and
- the Department of Regional Development and Lands, for administering the Royalties for Regions fund.
This is a significant step in a series of approvals reforms aimed at providing a more efficient and better coordinated process for responsible development in this State.
What does this mean for DMP and project proponents?
DMP is responsible for overseeing the whole application approval process and will liaise with other agencies where required.
It provides a custom level of service for proponents according to application size, scale and complexity.
This is achieve by:
- utilising application tracking and approval management systems to monitor the whole approvals process;
- providing “case management” services for more complex proposals; and
- continuing to improve our own processes, through systems upgrades to provide for online lodgement and enhanced online tracking services, and improving checklists and guidance materials.
Improvements to current processes are designed to benefit all exploration and development applications and proposals lodged with the department.
Case management services
Comprehensive case management services for more complex projects are provided. For example, DMP provides customised services for uranium proposals (excluding State Agreement Acts) including:
- the appointment of a case manager or project officer;
- detailed pre-lodgment project scoping;
- negotiating agreed approval timelines across government; and
- assisting in the resolution of bottlenecks and issues management.
Lead agency working arrangements and memorandums of understanding
The following links provide access to working arrangements and memorandums of understanding between DMP and relevant external agencies
DMP approval performance measures
DMP publish quarterly approval performance reports for key approval processes relevant to the resource sector. The reports provide information about the number of applications received, the percentage of applications assessed within agreed timelines and an analysis of performance areas. The report enables the agency to monitor divisional workloads, identify emerging trends and proactively allocate resources where required. Improving the efficiency of the application assessment system is particularly important as the number of mineral and petroleum applications are expected to increase during 2011. These reports are available via the link below.