RESOURCE industry environment specialists and government regulators have met in Bunbury to discuss project approvals and environmental regulations.
An initiative of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME), the South West Environmental Management Forum will promote dialogue and understanding between industry and State Government regulatory agencies.
Topics being discussed include program of works and exploration approvals, contaminated sites, mine site responsibilities, and noise monitoring and management.
The forum is intended to build an effective working relationship between industry and regulators, according to CME Environment Executive Officer, Aileen Murrell.
Environmental considerations are fundamental to resource sector operations and achieving the Sustainable Development of the State’s resources sector.
“We need to ensure alignment with industry regulators, so we better understand expectations and outcomes being sought” she said.
The South West region of WA is a very important resource province hosting a range of mineral and energy industries including alumina, mineral sands, gas transmission infrastructure, coal, gold and the important regional Port of Bunbury.