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This includes biodiversity protection, research and offsets; mine rehabilitation, closure and relinquishment; data collection and reporting; sharing good practice; and emissions, discharge management, pollution control and air quality.

Climate Change

The Climate and Energy Reference Group is tasked with leading policy development on climate, greenhouse gas emissions and energy-related issues impacting the resources sector.

Industry Competitiveness

Focused on ensuring a globally competitive and stable operating environment that recognises the resources sector as a strategic driver of economic growth and development.

Skills and Workforce Capability

Focuses on ensuring the Western Australian resources sector has access to a diverse, sustainable and appropriately skilled talent pipeline to meet the industry’s future needs.

Health, Safety & People

Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement and leads the development of unified responses on key issues impacting the resources sector.


CME’s advocacy encourages coordinated planning across infrastructure asset classes and the identification of the state’s economic and social infrastructure needs.

Exploration & Land Access

Ensuring the ongoing strength of the exploration sector creates the pipeline of future resource sector projects that drives the associated social and economic benefits across WA.

Safe and Respectful Behaviours

The Safe and Respectful Behaviours Working Group is responsible for informing industry-level responses on workplace behaviour issues impacting the resources sector and leading the development of any related initiatives.