DMP moves to new office in Karratha

Online lodgement through Norseman office ensures business as usual
Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) Karratha team is “moving house” this weekend to take up residence in The Quarter, a new building shared by a number of State Government agencies.

The DMP front counter
The DMP front counter.

DMP’s move to online lodgement of forms and applications means that business normally conducted by the Karratha office will be handled by the department’s Norseman team while Karratha staff get their new office ready for business on Tuesday, 22 November.

“This is an ability we’ve never had before and is an added benefit of DMP’s drive to conduct all of its processes online,” Acting Deputy Director General Dr Ivor Roberts said.

“Our Pilbara and Kimberley customers have been alerted to the office move through pamphlets detailing arrangements around the shift and we anticipate a smooth transition with no interference or delays.”

Dr Roberts said that the whole-of-government approach facilitated by co-locating a number of government bodies was aimed at improving services for customers.

DMP’s Karratha team will share the building at 20 Sharpe Avenue, Karratha, with Departments of Agriculture and Food, Commerce, Water, Education, Transport and Finance, the Housing Authority, Landcorp and the Pilbara Development Commission.