Strategic Plan – Towards 2029

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The department’s strategic plan – Towards 2029 – builds on our vision of a safe, fair and prosperous future for Western Australian.

Over the next decade, WA will focus on climate change action and transforming the State’s energy sector, underpinned by our delivery of energy policy. While the demand for our natural resources is predicted to remain strong, sustainable development is a key priority, as new industries and technologies emerge as a result of the energy transition.

As the agency responsible for regulating the majority of Western Australian businesses, we oversee and enforce the legislation that keeps people safe and enables industry to adapt to change and thrive.

Our new Strategic Plan - Towards 2029 considers these external challenges, and will guide us to change how we respond to support the State.

Strategic Plan – Towards 2029

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Cleaner, Greener Future

Mel Spillman artwork

We had the privilege of working with Aboriginal artist Mel Spillman (Woods) of Maarakool Art to develop an original artwork for Towards 2029.

Cleaner, Greener Future is an intricate artwork featuring a multitude of symbols. Some represent meeting places and coming together, others represent regrowth and sites of spiritual significance.

DEMIRS’ corporate values of being forward thinking, ethical, fair, respectful, responsive and transparent are symbolised, as is the connections to Noongar culture, the past, the present, the people, the land and the waterways.

The colours are also significant. The blue represents the waterways and its importance to a heathy greener future (such as the Derbal Yerrigan). The browns represent Boodja (land/country) respecting the lands, caring for it and protecting it, continuing to demonstrate our strong connection to country. And the green represents the significance of being a custodian and commitment to a cleaner, greener future.

Artist bio: Mel was born in Nambour, Gubbi Gubbi Country in Queensland and moved to Western Australia at the age of 10. Mel’s Indigenous family heritage (Woods) is from Gnowangerup, Goreng Country in South West WA.

Through a variety of mediums, Mel uses paint as a tool to tell stories and share knowledge. Mel connects to her culture through painting, with a self-taught practice that extends from acrylics on canvas to digital designs and large murals.

Mel has experience working with a number of clients, creating work for private and corporate commissions, artwork licensing, indoor and outdoor murals and public art projects.

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