Title Compliance Branch tackles unauthorised mining

New Principal Investigations Officers will boost compliance and enforcement against unauthorised mining
Date: Tuesday, 07 March 2023

The department’s Title Compliance Branch has recently taken on the function of investigating unauthorised mining activity, which was previously carried out by the Investigation Services team.

The decision to embed these roles within the branch responsible for administering post-grant compliance activities across mining and petroleum tenure was made to enhance the department’s Integrated Compliance Plan for the Resource and Environmental Regulation Group, and provides industry with a single point of contact for all title compliance and enforcement matters for the Group.

Matt Peckitt and Peter Omodei have joined the branch as Principal Investigations Officers and will work closely with regional-based mining liaison officers, environmental officers across minerals and petroleum matters, and other government agencies to increase on-the-ground presence. Both officers bring with them a wealth of investigations experience, having worked in the field for more than 50 years combined.

Industry can contact Matt and Peter by calling the Title Compliance branch on 9222 0985 or email ieb@dmirs.wa.gov.au.