New DMP website to go live

The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum will launch their new “modern and clean” website next week, on Tuesday 24 November.

New features and enhancements include an improved search function, according to the DMP, which says the new design was focussed on being “user-centric and intuitive”.

DMP director general Richard Sellers said the department had spent three years researching and designing the new website.

“The way people access information on line has changed in the six years since the current website was launched,” he said earlier in the year.

“The new website will be more intuitive and better reflect the way our stakeholders want to use the site.”

The current DMP website was launched in 2009, when the WA state government established the DMP.

“Since 2009 we’ve been adding information to the website in an ad hoc fashion and the current site is essentially designed around the department’s organisational structure,” DMP general manager, communications and marketing Laura Lewis said.

The new website was developed with the aid of stakeholder input and online surveys, including further engagement in September.

Lewis said stakeholders found the new site user-friendly and intuitive.

“The stakeholders who took part in the testing liked the modern and clean design of the new website and found it very easy to navigate,” Lewis said.

“A number of relatively minor enhancements were suggested to make the site even better and these will be implemented in the next few weeks prior to the launch of the new site.”

The 24 November launch takes place after a long delay, with the original launch date set in July 2015.

The DMP has launched a video of the new website, which can be seen here.

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