Loading Events
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

WA Environment & Land Access Forum

May 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AWST

The mineral exploration and mining industry has played a pivotal role in the strength of Australia’s economy especially during the past 12 months.  Western Australia’s post pandemic success and growth will be determined by the effectiveness and efficiency of its regulatory practices and companies success navigating the regulatory pathway.

Following the Western Australian State Election, AMEC will host a forum on 6 May 2021 to update members with the latest developments in government approvals and regulations. This full day event will feature expert speakers from government and industry.  Come to find out what is next for WA in land access and environmental approvals.

AMEC would like to thank our Forum Sponsor


  • 9:00am Welcome address, Warren Pearce, AMEC, CEO
  • 9:05am AMEC Advocacy Priorities, Neil van Drunen, AMEC
  • 9:15am Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Update, Professor Matthew Tonts, Chair, Environmental Protection Authority
  • 9:35am Environment Online – Digitally enabling our regulatory capability, Mike Rowe, Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • 9:55am Greenhouse Gas Emissions – how they are impacting project environmental approvals, obtaining project funding and ongoing corporate management, Kristy Sell, Managing Director, MBS Environmental
  • 10:15am  Net Zero Emission Mining, Nicole Roocke, CEO and CFO, MRIWA
  • 10:35am MORNING TEA
  • 11:05am Decarbonisation the mining sector – from strategy to execution, Michael Wood, Director – Sustainability & Climate Change, Deloitte
  • 11:25am Carbon sequestration in the Western Australian rangelands, Kerrie House, Manager – Carbon Farming, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development & Lorraine Fitzpatrick, Program Manager, Optimising Crown Land Administration, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • 11:45am COVID19, Interest Rates and the Abandoned Mines Program, Ian Mitchell, Manager Abandoned Mines Program, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • 12:00pm Towards carbon neutrality, Catherine Bozanich, Manager Sustainability, Fortescue Metals Group
  • 12:15pm LUNCH
  • 1:15pm Successfully navigating the environment and land access framework, Sara Winton, Managing Consultant, Hetherington
  • 1:30pm The New Workplace Health & Safety Landscape, Garry Claxton, Special Counsel, Allion Partners
  • 1:45pm Navigating the landscape of Native Title, Fiona Knobel, Executive Director Resource Tenure, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety with Jeff O’Halloran, Senior Adviser, Native Title & State Lands, State Solicitor’s Office
  • 2:05pm Land condition and the Pastoral Estate – hindrance or opportunity, Cecilia McConnell, Commissioner Soil and Land Conservation, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • 2:25pm BREAK
  • 2:45pm DMIRS role in Land Access, Phil Gorey, Deputy Director General, Resource and Environmental Regulation Group, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • 3:05pm Panel Q&A, Phil Gorey, Cec McConnel, Ben Harvey, Fiona Knobel/Jeff O’Halloran
  • 3:35pm Closing, Warren Pearce, AMEC, CEO


May 6, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm AWST
Event Category:


WA Australia