Contacting Resource & Environmental Regulation

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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety provides regulatory and policy oversight of the mineral and energy resources sector by overseeing the industry’s environmental standards, resource titles systems, worker health and safety, geoscience functions and dangerous goods legislation.

Contact information

Street address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth

Postal address
Locked Bag 100
East Perth  WA  6892

Phone
(08) 9222 3333

Contacts for the Resources sector

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Phil Gorey

Deputy Director General Resource and Environmental Regulation

Phone: 9222 3290
Mobile: 0409 302 024
Email: phil.gorey@dmirs.wa.gov.au
 
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Fiona Knobel

Executive Director Resource Tenure

Phone: 9222 3170
Mobile: 0409 285 246
Email: fiona.knobel@dmirs.wa.gov.au
  • Titles and land access approvals including assistance with Native Title approvals
  • Tenure operational policy and guidelines
  • Maintenance of resource cadastre system
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Karen Caple

Executive Director Resource and Environmental Compliance

Phone: 9222 3447
Mobile: 0447 193 039
Email: karen.caple@dmirs.wa.gov.au
  • Title management and compliance with conditions
  • Petroleum operational compliance
  • Environmental compliance
  • Royalties, financial compliance
  • Administration of the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF)
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Jeff Haworth

Executive Director Geological Survey and Resource Strategy

Phone: 9222 3291
Mobile: 0428 424 315
Email: jeffrey.haworth@dmirs.wa.gov.au 
  • Acquisition, delivery and promotion of pre-competitive geoscience information (GSWA)
  • Resource strategy and policy
  • Abandoned mines
  • Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS)
  • Mineralisation assessments and core libraries
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Ian Munns

Deputy Director General Safety Regulation

Phone: 6251 2302

Mobile: 0434 307 443
Email: ian.munns@dmirs.wa.gov.au

 

 
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Ivor Roberts

Executive Director Regulatory Support

Phone: 9222 3188
Mobile: 0459 128 817
Email: ivor.roberts@dmirs.wa.gov.au
  • Education and information
  • Data analytics
  • Industry safety and health performance reporting
  • Safety and health policy
  • Business improvement
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Steve Emery

Director - Dangerous Goods and Petroleum Safety

Phone: 9358 8191
Mobile:  0439 964 143
Email: steve.emery@dmirs.wa.gov.au

  • Dangerous goods compliance
  • Explosives reserves
  • Major hazard facility (MHF) safety case management
  • Petroleum safety management
  • Inspection and compliance of petroleum facilities
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Andrew Chaplyn

Director Mines Safety

Phone: 9358 8076
Mobile: 0438 869 484
Email: andrew.chaplyn@dmirs.wa.gov.au

  • State Mining Engineer appointed to administer the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994
  • Occupational safety and health on mining operations
  • Technical assessment and review of submissions
  • Inspections, audits and investigations
  • Occupational health monitoring programs
  • Mineral industry safety performance monitoring

 

Contact information for the Resource and Environmental Compliance Division

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Karen Caple

Executive Director Resource and Environmental Compliance

Phone: 9222 3447
Mobile: 0447 193 039
Email: karen.caple@dmirs.wa.gov.au
 
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Daniel Endacott

General Manager Environmental Compliance

Phone: (08) 9222 3204
Mobile: 0437 363 711
Email: daniel.endacott@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Environmental Compliance

  • Environmental regulation
    • audit and compliance with conditions
    • rehabilitation and closure
  • Approval of petroleum and mining activities:
    • Environmental plans
    • Oil spill contingency plans
    • Programmes of work
    • Mining proposals
    • Mine closure plans
  • Native vegetation clearing permits
  • Non-compliance and environmental incident reporting
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Marianne Amato

General Manager Petroleum Compliance

Phone: (08) 9222 3011
Mobile: 0427 173 907
Email: marianne.amato@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Petroleum Compliance

  • Petroleum regulation:
    • audit and compliance with conditions
    • decommissioning and closure
  • Approval and monitoring of petroleum activities:
    • Well management plans
    • Field management plans
    • Annual assessment reports
    • Technical assessments of operations (including petroleum pipelines and facilities)
    • Greenhouse gas and natural gas storage
  • Domestic gas supply outlook
  • Petroleum measurement
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Hailey Adams-Packer

General Manager Title Compliance

Phone: (08) 9222 0416
Email: hailey.adams-packer@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Title Compliance

  • Mining title compliance:
    • Variation of title conditions
    • Excess tonnage applications
    • Exemptions from expenditure including statutory declarations
    • Extensions / Renewal of the term of a tenement
    • Forfeitures and fines in lieu
    • Rent, fees and fines debt recovery
    • Surrender
    • Extensions of time
    • Form 5 (expenditure reports)
    • Rent
  • Petroleum title compliance:
    • vary or suspend petroleum work programmes
    • Retention status
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David Norris

General Manager Financial Compliance

Phone: (08) 9222 3304
Mobile: 0427 770 989
Email: david.norris@dmirs.wa.gov.au 

Financial Compliance

  • Mineral and petroleum royalty assessment and audit
  • Royalty collection and accounting
  • Royalty non-compliance
  • Royalty policy
  • Royalty forecasting
  • Production reporting
  • Royalty rebate administration
  • Royalty legislation amendment
  • Internal financial assurance of companies
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Tyler Sujdovic

General Manager Operational Administration

Phone: (08) 9222 3851
Mobile: 0421 837 217
Email: tyler.sujdovic@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Operational Administration

  • Administrative management and coordination
  • Legislative and regulatory reform
  • Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF)
  • Golden Gecko Awards
  • Digital technology coordination
  • QMS coordination
  • Website management

 

Contact information for Geological Survey and Resource Division

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Jeff Haworth

Executive Director Geological Survey and Resource Strategy

Phone: 9222 3291
Mobile: 0428 424 315
Email: jeffrey.haworth@dmirs.wa.gov.au
 
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Michele Spencer

Director Minerals and Petroleum Resources

Phone: (08) 9222 3831
Mobile: 0447 157 759
Email: michele.spencer@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Minerals and Petroleum Resources

  • Minerals geoscience – mineral systems studies
  • Energy geoscience – basin and prospectivity studies
  • Statutory exploration reporting (WAMEX and WAPIMS databases)
  • Mines and mineral deposits information (MINEDEX database)
  • Land use planning – resources, prospectivity and geoheritage
  • Abandoned Mines Program
    • rehabilitation
  • Resource investor information
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Simon Johnson

Director Regional Geoscience

Phone: (08) 9222 3127
Mobile: 0428 521 071
Email: simonpaul.johnson@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Geoscience

  • Proterozoic margins
  • Lithospheric Architecture
    • Geophysical Acquisition and Processing
    • 3D Geoscience
  • Geochronology & Geochemistry
    • Geochronology, geochemistry and isotope geology
    • GSWA Laboratory
  • 4D Geodynamics
  • State Geoscience
    • State Maps and Databases
    • Thermal History
    • Paleontology
  • Geoscience Mapping through cover
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Paul Duncan

General Manager Geoscience and Titles Information

Phone: (08) 9222 3845
Email: Paul.Duncan@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Geoscience and Titles Information

Geoscience Information

  • Editing and publishing
  • Mapping and events
  • Graphics

Titles information

  • Core library
  • Field logistics
  • Data capture
  • Native title
  • Spatial projects
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Deavi Purnomo

Chief Geoscience Information Officer Data Management

Phone: (08) 9222 0498
Mobile: 0421 908 908
Email: deavi.purnomo@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Data Management

Geoscience Data Strategy

  • Data Projects
  • Application Development
  • Data Products Development

Geoscience Data Governance

  • Data Architecture
  • Information Management

Geoscience Data Services

  • Data Products Delivery
  • Spatial Services
  • Imagery

Geoscience Spatial System

  • Spatial Viewer
  • Field Mapping
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Richard Borozdin

General Manager Resource Strategy

Phone: (08) 9222 3511
Mobile: 0427 875 218
Email: richard.borozdin@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Strategic Policy

  • Mineral and petroleum statistics
  • Industry and commodity analysis
  • Economic and financial modelling
  • Ministerial briefings
  • Strategic resource policy coordination, development and analysis
  • Lead agency project coordination
  • Commonwealth State relations including COAG Energy Council
  • Petroleum legislation development
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Charlotte Hall

EIS Coordinator Special Projects and Administration

Phone: 9222 3410
Mobile: 0429 550 591
Email: charlotte.hall@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Special Projects and Administration
Exploration Incentive Scheme

  • Government - Industry co-funded programs
  • Co-funded drilling
  • Energy analysis cofunding
  • Geophysical Surveys
  • Encouraging exploration through cover
  • 3D prospectivity mapping
  • Promoting strategic research with industry
  • Gold State Battery Project

 

Contact information for the Resource Tenure Division

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Fiona Knobel

Executive Director Resource Tenure

Phone: 9222 3170
Mobile: 0409 285 246
Email: fiona.knobel@dmirs.wa.gov.au
 
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Tony Bullen

General Manager – Resource Tenure

Phone: (08) 9222 3112
Mobile: 0417 901 174
Email: tony.bullen@dmirs.wa.gov.au
 
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Phil Nicolaou

Manager Mineral Titles Area 1

Phone: (08) 9222 3086
Email: phil.nicolaou @dmirs.wa.gov.au
  • Approval and administration of mineral titles for exploration and production under Mining Act 1978
  • Administration of State Agreements
  • Future Act process under Native Title Act 1993
  • Management of Warden’s Court and Mining Registrars
  • Legislative and regulatory reforms
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Mark Miley

Manager Mineral Titles Area 2

Phone: (08) 9222 3618
Mobile: 0439 707 257
Email: mark.miley@dmirs.wa.gov.au
  • Approval and administration of mineral titles for exploration and production under Mining Act 1978
  • Administration of State Agreements
  • Future Act process under Native Title Act 1993
  • Management of Warden’s Court and Mining Registrars
  • Legislative and regulatory reforms
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Jared Barnett

Team Leader Petroleum Titles

Phone: (08) 9222 3759
Email: jared.barnett@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Mining and Petroleum Titles

  • Approval of petroleum titles for exploration and production
  • Petroleum title administration and performance reporting
  • Petroleum dealings under delegated authority
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Steve Brown

General Manager Systems and Applications

Phone: (08) 9222 3803
Mobile: 0417 987 067
Email: steve.brown@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Business Systems

  • Management of business critical systems such as Tengraph Web, eMiTS (mining register), and Petroleum and Geothermal Register
  • Business integration across systems and divisions
  • Specialised reporting and data analysis
  • New initiatives such as GDA2020 etc.
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Maryie Platt

Acting General Manager Resource Access

Phone: (08) 9222 3813
Mobile: 0407 085 668
Email: maryie.platt@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Native Title

  • Native Title future act proceedings
  • Resource Access projects
  • Reforms to administrative policy and procedures
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Ihithisham Kamardeen (Kamar)

Coordinator Executive Support

Phone: (08) 9222 3493
Mobile: 0414 275 091
Email: ihithisham.kamardeen@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Administration

  • HR coordination and budget management
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Corporate and performance reporting
  • Quality Management system (ISO 9001:2015)
  • Web management
  • Project management
  • Process improvement and
  • risk management

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