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Effective and ongoing stakeholder engagement enables better planned and more informed policies, projects and services including a greater understanding and management of issues and potential risks. For stakeholders, the benefits of engagement include the opportunity to have their issues heard and contribute to the decision-making process.

The following engagement principles are used when conducting our business:

Inclusive – We understand and acknowledge stakeholders’ views and consider the issues from their perspective, and be clear and open in our communications.

Relevant – We are risk-based and adaptive, and continuously adjusting our focus in response to changing circumstances, seeking the best outcome for the people of Western Australia.

Responsive – We keep stakeholders informed of issues that affect them by providing transparent, timely, consistent and accessible information and feedback, and engage in a manner that encourages mutual trust and respect.

Stakeholders are individuals, groups or organisations affected, directly or indirectly, by our activities and those that affect our activities. These include the broader community, internal staff, communities affected by mining or petroleum activities, local State and federal governments, community groups, Aboriginal communities and industry groups.

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Draft for public consultation Summary Date closing Status
Occupational Diving in Western Australia – draft code of practice

The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health seeks your comments.

The code of practice has been prepared as guidance for occupational divers about the management of occupational safety and health issues relevant to preparing for and performing tasks while submerged in a fluid using artificially supplied compressed gas.

Regardless of your job title, or the main duties of your job, this code applies to you if you perform diving work and/or if any part of your employment consists of diving work.

Submissions close 5.00 pm WST, Friday 28 August 2020

Please use the cover sheet and feedback template to submit your comments to
Exploration Permit Template
Retention Lease Template
Production Licence Template
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is inviting public comment on draft templates created to assist petroleum titles holders completing their mandatory annual assessment reports.

The templates offer guidance on the information title holders must provide to meet the statutory requirements for AARs as prescribed in the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2015 and/or the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2015.

Public consultation closes 5.00pm, Friday 10 April 2020. Please send your feedback via email to

You may also submit suggested amendments by forwarding tracked changes on the template Word document.

Dangerous Goods Safety (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2007 – DRAFT guide

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking public comment on a draft guide for development and submission of a safety report.

The safety report represents the key demonstration by an operator to the government that the operator is aware of the risks associated with their operations and that there is a rigorous system in place to manage those risks. Because of this importance, the effort required by the operator to develop the report and the government to review and approve the report is significant. 

This document provides guidance to operators of MHFs for the development of safety reports under the Act and the Regulations.

Public comment period closes 5.00pm, Friday 14 February 2020.

Public consultation submission cover sheet and feedback template

Please use the cover sheet and feedback template to submit your comments to

Suggested content changes may also be tracked on the Word document and submitted together with the completed template.

Mining Amendment Regulations (No.5) 2019

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is proposing amendments to the Mining Regulations 1981 regarding the lithium royalty rate. The Regulation amendments address the Government’s decision to introduce a five per cent royalty rate for lithium concentrate used as a feedstock for lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate production. They also address sales to related parties.

15 January 2020 Please send your feedback via email to


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