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2024-25 WA State Pre Budget Submission

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA’s (CME) Chief Executive Rebecca Tomkinson said the timely delivery of a low emissions, reliable and cost-competitive energy system was required to decarbonise industry’s existing operations and deliver globally competitive green industries in WA, including critical minerals and value-adding. 

“There is no net zero without the WA resources sector,” she said. 

“While we welcome the WA Government’s direction for transition of the state’s main electricity grids, and their constructive engagement with the industry, we urgently need the WA Government to move from admirable aspirations to tangible actions.” 

The statements were made with the release of CME’s 2024-25 Pre-Budget Submission(PBS), which also calls for actions to address skills shortages and investment in regional communities, including through identification and prioritisation of investments in essential regional and social infrastructure such as housing.  

CME also renews its earlier call for the WA Government to introduce targeted measures to realise the state’s critical and battery minerals industry potential. A targeted initiative such as a ‘value add’ rebate scheme would enhance the international competitiveness for minerals and minerals processing vital for the transition to net zero.