Mining and Exploration in WA
Western Australia is one of the world’s pre-eminent mining jurisdictions, with a storied mining and exploration history, beginning with the Kalgoorlie gold rush in the 1890’s. Today, WA is one the world’s largest exporters of raw materials, including iron ore, gold, lithium, nickel, copper, lead, zinc, alumina, coal, diamonds, salt and mineral sands.
The mining and exploration industry make a critical contribution to the State’s economy employing more than 125,000 people, providing around 20% of the State’s revenue through royalty payments annually, and over $1 billion a year being invested in mineral exploration.
AMEC does not have a Western Australian Advisory Committee, as the Association already supports a wide range of Standing Committees and Working Groups that support and address the issues of Western Australian focused member companies. These committees also deal with a wide range of national issues affecting the sector and AMEC’s broader membership.
We have a number of regular WA events held throughout the year including sundowners, information briefings and seminars. To find out what AMEC events are happening in WA, head to our events page.
AMEC’s work in WA
Latest AMEC WA submissions and reports
- DMIRS re Departmental Procedure – Minute of Programming Directions (MOPDs)
- WA Election platform 2021
- Waste not want not Discussion Paper
- WA Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2020
- A case for building resilience into Western Australia’s lithium industry
- Submission reapplication for Forfeiture Under Section 96 and 98
- Submission to WA EPA Instructions on how to prepare Part IV Environmental Management Plans
- Implementation of GDA2020
- Submission regarding the definition of Water Supply for the purposes of the Plumbing regulations
- Submission of Revenue Ruling DA 26.0 – Things Fixed to Land