Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has announced the restructure of the Department of Industry and Resources (DOIR) and the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection (DOCEP).
As a result of the restructure, DOIR and DOCEP will be reconstituted as the following:
- The Department of State Development, reporting to Barnett, for major project facilitation, State Agreement Acts and strategic policy coordination.
- Department of Mines and Petroleum, reporting to Minister Norman Moore, for mining approvals, resources and resource safety.
- Department of Commerce, reporting to Minister Troy Buswell, for WorkSafe, labour relations, consumer protection, industry development, science and innovation.
According to a Government release, all existing staff are to be allocated to the new departments and the changes are expected to be in place early 2009.