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
- Submission to DMIRS re Reg 169
- DWER re Closing the Loop – Waste Reforms for a Circular Economy
- Aviation Strategy
- Western Australia 2020-21 Budget Submission
- Draft Mining Proposal and Mine Closure Plan Guidance
- Draft Procedures for Environmental Applications and Mining Securities Policy
- Climate Change Issues Paper
- Work Health and Safety Regulations
- Geraldton Alternative Settlement Agreement
- Human-induced Regeneration Carbon farming