Working group streamlines department’s engagement

DMP implements strategies for more effective stakeholder engagement
Date: Thursday, 12 November 2015

Stakeholder engagement was prioritised in the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) recently revised three-year strategic plan to help ensure responsible resources sector development in Western Australia.

As part of this commitment, DMP established an in-house Stakeholder Engagement Working Group to help coordinate stakeholder engagement activities across its business areas.

Stakeholder Engagement Manager Silvana Traini said that DMP’s stakeholders engage with the department at different times about different issues, but these interactions could be made more efficient and effective.

“For example, a prospector may take part in one of our Geological Survey training sessions where online systems are demonstrated,” Mrs Traini said.

“With better coordination, time spent at this session could perhaps also include a briefing on safety, environmental matters or other issues of concern relevant to prospectors.

“The working group is developing initiatives to better communicate stakeholder engagement activities across the department to streamline these activities and make the engagement more effective for stakeholders and DMP.”

This 15-member working group is made up of staff representing all DMP business areas.

The group is also working on initiatives to better utilise established stakeholder relationships and providing input and guidance into stakeholder engagement plans and strategies.

Please contact DMP’s Stakeholder Engagement Manager if you would like more information on this initiative.