Focus of forum on safe sustainable development

The department will provide expert information and guidance for the exploration industry.
Date: Friday, 12 June 2015

The Exploration Industry Forum is on Friday 26 June.

For the first time, the Department of Mines and Petroleum will hold an Exploration Industry Forum that focuses on both worker safety and protecting the environment.

The event, on 26 June in Perth, replaces the Exploration Safety Roadshow, which ran for seven years.

Mines Safety Director and State Mining Engineer Andrew Chaplyn said the Exploration Industry Forum will provide expert information and advice for industry.

“Our safety and environmental professionals will be providing important information and guidance for people involved in mineral exploration in Western Australia,” Mr Chaplyn said.

“This includes information on safety and environmental performance and reporting, safety management plans and the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.”

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said the event was part of the State Government’s support for a robust, safe and environmentally responsible exploration industry in Western Australia.

“Western Australia’s resources industry continues to be one of the most important economic and employment drivers across the State,” Mr Marmion said.

“This is why the government continues to invest in programs such as the Exploration Incentive Scheme, red tape reduction, and safety and environmental reforms.

“I encourage industry to participate in events such as the Exploration Industry Forum to help ensure exploration continues to be safe and environmentally responsible.”

The forum will be held at the University Club of Western Australia on Friday June 26.

The event is free, however registration is required.