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WA Breaking Ground Forum

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm AWST

Join us at the WA Breaking Ground Forum 2024. This dynamic half-day gathering provides a platform for industry regulators to present a comprehensive regulatory overview and shed light on their priorities and plans for 2024. The presentations are thoughtfully curated to focus on practical information crucial to the mining and exploration activities our members are involved in.


In addition, stay informed with updates from AMEC’s CEO, Warren Pearce, and Director for WA, SA, NT, and Commonwealth Policy, Neil van Drunen. They will provide detailed updates on the association’s latest advocacy work on behalf of our members. Topics covered include,

  • Production Tax Credit
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, and
  • Nature Positive Reforms.


Join us for a day of knowledge-sharing and stay at the forefront of industry advancements.


Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

Date: Thursday 14 March

Time: 8am Registrations | 8:30am – 12:30pm (AWST)

Cost: $165 for Members | $231 for Non-Members (incl GST)


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Confirmed presenters:

Hon David Michael MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum

Libby Mettam MLA, Leader of the WA Liberal Party

Richard Sellers, Director General of the Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DEMIRS)

Matt Darcey, Assistant Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Prof. Matthew Tonts, Chair, Environmental Protection Authority (Western Australia)

Sally North, Acting WorkSafe Commissioner, WorkSafe WA

Siobhan Hammond, Director, AASB Sustainability Reporting

Warren Pearce, AMEC CEO

Neil van Drunen, AMEC Director for WA, SA, NT, & Commonwealth Policy

Claire Boyd, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Toby Carrigan, General Manager, PX4 Software

… plus more to follow!


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Thank you to our event sponsor:





Gold Road is a mid-tier Australian gold producer and explorer with a Tier 1 mine and exploration projects across Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland covering more than 14,000 km2. LEARN MORE




There are still sponsorship opportunities available, email sponsorship@amec.org.au for more information


March 14
8:00 am - 12:30 pm AWST
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Workshops and Seminars