On Friday 28 April 2017, the Premier announced Machinery of Government changes for the Western Australian public sector.
The former Department of Mines and Petroleum and Department of Commerce were amalgamated to form the new Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
The department’s transition journey through 2017–18 is illustrated below:
Figure 2: Our journey timeline
The department is continuing to build on this new organisational structure and is working towards continued improvement, including regular pulse surveys with staff.
This structure has positioned the department to achieve the Government’s Machinery of Government goals of creating collaborative departments focused on whole-of-government objectives and delivering services in a more efficient and effective way.
Further, our organisational structure allows us to deliver our services with a focus on our purpose of supporting a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.