New timeframe for DMIRS approval

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety will assess exploration Program of Work applications within 15 days instead of 30 under an updated timeframe designed to streamline the exploration environmental approvals process.

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Mines Minister Bill Johnston in the Pilbara in 2019. Photo by Karma Barndon.

WA mines and petroleum minister Bill Johnston said cutting the timeframes in half could save more than 39,600 processing days for the applications each year and slash the waiting times on assessment