Strategically planning Western Australia’s resources future

New plan prioritises stakeholder engagement.
Date: Thursday, 20 August 2015

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has prioritised stakeholder engagement in its revised three-year strategic plan.

DMP Director General Richard Sellers said the department is committed to facilitating sustainable resources sector development and responsible operations management for the long-term benefit of Western Australia.

“The department reviews the strategic plan annually and adjusts its focus to align with changes in the resources sector and community expectations around responsible resources development,” Mr Sellers said.

“Just as resource companies must earn their social licence to successfully operate in Western Australia, DMP needs to maintain community and stakeholder confidence in our regulation of industry.”

Building relationships and consulting early will be key to maintaining trust and confidence in DMP.

“With increasing levels of community interest in resource projects, particularly in relation to environmental and land access issues, involving all our stakeholders is crucial when planning and developing policies and programs, and it is now being fully integrated across our business,” Mr Sellers said.

The strategic plan, titled ‘Our Plan for Success to 2018’ is part of the department’s planning framework and represents a three-year rolling plan of DMP’s strategies across all business areas.

The 2015-18 Strategic Plan is now available on the DMP website.

DMP’s revised three-year strategic plan to 2018 has now been released.