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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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Have your say -Draft Decommissioning Discussion Paper for WA onshore and State waters petroleum, geothermal and pipeline property, equipment and infrastructure

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking feedback from stakeholders on a draft discussion paper for the decommissioning of onshore and State waters petroleum, geothermal and pipeline, property, equipment and infrastructure. The draft discussion paper sets out DMIRS’ regulatory approach and expectations with respect to decommissioning. 

DMIRS will be holding two online workshops in September and an in-person workshop in October to provide an overview of its expectations and regulatory approach, and seek stakeholder input. To attend an information session, please register on the Eventbrite website:

Register for Workshop 1 (Online)
When: 1-2pm, 23 September 2022

Register for Workshop 2 (Online)
When: 1-2pm, 28 September 2022

Register for Workshop 3 (In-person)
When: 10-11am, 4 October 2022

The department will provide a response to each submission received on this paper, which will be collectively published in a response to submissions document. Submissions will be published verbatim, with the submitter listed

The paper will be available for public comment until close of business Friday 18 November 2022. Any queries and feedback can be sent via email to 

For previous consultations conducted by the Department, please visit 

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