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MINERAL PRODUCTION

WA's mineral sector sets new record

Western Australia's mineral and petroleum sector reached a new record value of A$113.8-billion during 2013, breaking the previous record of A$108-billion set in 2011, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion announced on Thursday. He said that...
7th March 2014
 
GOLD

AngloGold cuts ribbon on new Western Australia gold mine

The Tropicana mine in Western Australia Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti and its joint venture (JV) partner Independence Group on Thursday officially opened the Tropicana gold mine, in Western Australia. Executive VP of AngloGold Ashanti’s group planning and technical division, Graham...
6th March 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Future demand could dwarf WA oil and gas sector – Minister

With rising global demand for oil and gas, particularly from Asia, Western Australia’s current multibillion-dollar industry could be “dwarfed” by the potential opportunities emerging for the continent, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill...
24th February 2014
 
EXPLORATIOn

WA govt approves new round of exploration funding

The Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) on Monday welcomed the state government’s announcement of a new exploration incentive scheme (EIS) to assist in regional exploration. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said...
9th December 2013
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

New Bill seeks to streamline Western Australia’s approvals process

Western Australia has become the latest state government to announce a reform of its approval processes to encourage more resource investments. Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion on Wednesday announced a new Mining Bill...
30th October 2013
 
WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA's mining industry worth A$102bn

The Western Australian resources sector has experienced its second-best financial year performance on record, with the value of the state’s mineral and petroleum industry reaching about A$102-billion, in 2012/13. Mines and Petroleum Minister...
21st October 2013
 
BASE METALS

Innovation needed to make nickel recovery cost-effective – Marmion

Innovation in the nickel sector could help to lower mining costs and could assist in resources development, Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said on Thursday. Speaking at the Paydirt Australian Nickel Conference,...
10th October 2013
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

WA govt makes changes to PoW system

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) on Wednesday welcomed an announcement from the Western Australian state government to further cut red tape in the mining industry by changing the Programme of Work (PoW) approvals system....
18th September 2013
 
EXPLORATION

Marmion positive about Western Australia mining sector’s outlook

Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion on Tuesday said that, despite the challenges faced by the mining industry in the current economic environment, the outlook for the state’s future was still bright. “I don’t...
3rd September 2013
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

WA launches mineral royalty rate review

WA Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett The Western Australian government has launched a public consultation on the state’s mineral royalty rates, which would form part of the Mineral Royalty Rate Analysis. The analysis aims to identify anomalies in the current structure, rather than...
19th August 2013
 
WESTERN AUSTRALIA MINING

WA govt's streamlined processes delivers results

The Western Australian government has boasted that its backlog on mineral title applications was at its lowest levels in nearly two decades, thanks to the state’s streamlined approval processes. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said...
2nd August 2013
 
EXPLORATION

A$7.2m WA cash boost for 61 drilling projects

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) has welcomed an announcement by the Western Australian government that it would invest some A$7.2-million in the search for minerals and petroleum. The funding would be shared between 61...
13th June 2013
 
 
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