The Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia (CME) has called for greater coordination between the responsibilities of government, industry and community in the provisions of social and physical infrastructure in a recent outline of key policy issues for the WA’s resources sector.
The Government also called for greater investment by Governments in key social infrastructure areas of housing, health and education to improve the liveability of regional areas and enhance opportunity for local employment.
The recently announced CME policy checklist includes:
Planning for Western Australia’s future growth
Development of a State Energy policy
Investment in Innovation and Technology
Efficient and effective project approvals process
Investment in social and physical infrastructure
A timely, consistent and holistic approach to land-use planning
A transitional approach to emissions trading
Regional development through collaboration
Investment in people to address skills shortage and enhance indigenous employment
Creation of a safe and health work environment
The CME has also called for greater investment by governments in the key physical infrastructure areas of ports, road and rail to maximise and sustain investment in the State’s resources.
Click here to view the full key policy issues statement.