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Title: The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA Resource Sector Engagement The Pilbara Region

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of
WAResource Sector Engagement The Pilbara
Presented by Amy Ruddock Executive Officer
North West / PICC
Regional Perspectives Conference June 2008
Our Business
  • CME is the peak resources industry representative
    body in Western Australia
  • The role of CME is to lead the way in having the
    resources sector recognised as a highly valued
    and strongly supported member of the Western
    Australian community
  • In order to achieve this, CME strives to
  • represent the views and needs of our industry
  • act as a powerful industry voice to Government
  • provide an avenue by which members can work
    together to advance and promote the interests of
    the membership and
  • assist the community in understanding the unique
    ability of our industry to contribute to their
    well being.

The Western Australian Resources Sector
Western Australias resources sector accounted
  • 53.1 billion in production value
  • 86 of the States merchandise export income
  • Around 30 of WAs Gross State Product
  • 2.2 billion in State royalties
  • Direct employment of 62,000
  • Direct and indirect employment totalling 244,000
  • More than A102 billion of resources projects
    are either underway or planned in WA
  • 2007 Department of Industry and Resources
  • 2006/2007 Department of Industry and Resources

Photo courtesy of BHP Billiton Iron Ore
WAs Resource Sector a long-term growth story
  • Value of resource production (A)
  • 1985/86 5.2 billion
  • 1995/96 15.3 billion
  • 2006/07 53.4 billion

Source DoIR 2006, 2007
WA at a National Level
The WA resources sector accounted for
  • 50 of Australias total value of mineral and
    petroleum sales
  • 71 of Australias oil and condensate production
  • 37 of Australias total merchandise exports
  • 49 of Australias mineral exploration
  • 67 of Australias petroleum exploration
  • 62 of total national mining investment

Source DoIR 2007
WA and the World Commodities Market
  • WA output (by quantity) as a share of the world
    market for
  • Tantalum 61
  • Garnet 49
  • Zircon 27
  • Rutile 17
  • Iron ore 18
  • Ilmenite 16
  • Alumina 15
  • Nickel 13
  • Diamonds 11
  • LNG 7
  • Gold 6
  • Salt 4

Source DoIR 2007
WAs Resource Regions the mainstay of the
States regional economic growth
North West Petroleum, iron ore, diamonds, salt,
manganese, copper, gold Mid West Gold, nickel
and cobalt, heavy mineral sands, petroleum,
copper, zinc, lead, salt, iron ore Goldfields/Esp
erance Nickel, gold, Goldfields Gas
Transmission South West Alumina, coal, heavy
mineral sands, tantalite, spodumene, tin, Dampier
Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline
Pilbara Region
  • The Pilbara is the leading resources sector
    region in Western Australia, accounting for 63
    of the value of WA minerals and energy production
    in 2007
  • Value of minerals and petroleum sales in 2007 was
    33.3 billion
  • Pilbara onshore committed projects 23.8
  • Pilbara offshore committed projects (Carnarvon
    Basin) 6.06 billion

Photo courtesy of Woodside Energy Ltd
Kimberley Region
  • Resources have a long history in the Kimberley
  • 1885 discovery of gold near Halls Creek
  • 1951 first shipments of iron ore from Cockatoo
  • 1980s diamond and zinc/lead deposits were
    discovered and mines commissioned at Argyle
    (diamonds) and Cadjebut (zinc/lead)
  • Resource output continues to grow to a new level
    Currently 8 of GDP
  • Argyle Underground Diamond Mine
  • Browse Basin
  • West Kimberley Power Project
  • Value of production in 2006/2007 was 990 million

Photo courtesy of Argyle Diamond Mines Pty Ltd
Source Minerals Council of Australia 2007
Resources Sector Role in Regional Development
  • The resources sector plays a major part in the
    development of regional infrastructure
  • Service towns, transport and essential services
  • Key developments Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas
    Pipeline, the Goldfields Gas Transmission and the
    CY OConnor Mundaring-Kalgoorlie water pipeline
  • Resource companies themselves are significant
    providers of physical infrastructure including
    water, electricity, ports, rail, roads and
  • Social infrastructure provided by resources
    companies includes health care, education and
    training, housing and community development
  • Better community facilities attract and retain
    skilled workers to live in regional areas

Challenges Community Engagement
  • The Resources Sector must be seen as adding
    value to the communities in which it operates.
    To do this the Resources Sector in WA will
    continue to
  • Consult and work with community to achieve
    positive outcomes for all stakeholders
  • Support community development in ways that add
    unique value
  • CME - Pilbara Industry Community Council
    (PICC) - NGO Industry Environment Forum

Photo Courtesy Goldfields Football
Challenges Indigenous Employment
  • It is important that the resources sector
    continue to
  • deliver sustainable benefits for Indigenous
  • be a key employer of Indigenous people in WA
  • strive to achieve equitable Indigenous employment
  • Provide cross cultural training for industry
  • CME - Indigenous Participation in Western
    Australias Resource Sector publication

Photograph Courtesy of Newmont Asia Pacific
Pilbara Industrys Community Council (PICC)
  • A commitment by the major resources industry
    partners (BHP Billiton Iron Ore Rio Tinto Iron
    Ore Woodside Chevron North West Shelf Venture
    and Fortescue Metals Group) to work in
    collaboration with all levels of Government to
    develop a shared vision and strategy to achieve
    two specific outcomes
  • Increase Indigenous participation in employment
    in the Pilbara
  • Sustainability of Pilbara towns

PICC Overview
  • PICC members will be seeking to co-ordinate
    existing and proposed Industry, community and
    Government programmes designed to address PICCs
    two core objectives.
  • PICC is a unique concept wherein Industry has
    joined forces with a view to improving the
    outcomes of the significant community investment
    made each year
  • Government involvement in the PICC initiative is
    vital to ensure that both sectors work together
    to achieve the best possible outcome.

Challenges Infrastructure
A key restraint on the growth of the Resources
Sector in WA is the investment in much needed
hard and soft infrastructure.
  • Hard infrastructure (ports, rails, roads, etc.)
    is critical to take advantage of the booming
    growth in the industry
  • Soft infrastructure (culture, services,
    lifestyle, attractions, etc.) is critical in
    attracting and retaining the right people as well
    as generating the right atmosphere for balanced

Photo courtesy of WESTNET RAIL
State Development FrameworkGrowth Outlook Study
  • Water
  • People
  • Direct labour
  • Indirect labour
  • Support
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Diesel

Photo Courtesy of Western Power
Challenges Occupational Safety and Health
  • The WA Resources Sector is a world leader in
    best practice safety and health.
  • For the sector to continue to grow, Health and
    Safety must continue to be a key focus area.
  • Safer, healthier, and more effective practices
    and frameworks must continue to be developed by
    the sector.
  • CME - Safety case exemplar project

Photograph Courtesy Kalgoorlie Miner
Challenges Environment
  • Environmental conservation and management needs
    to ensure sustainability and shared benefits from
    the rich natural resources of Western Australia
  • Environmental management must be smarter and more
  • The Minerals and Energy Sector must continue to
    put significant resources in researching
    environmental impact and rehabilitation, as well
    as implementation of best practice management
  • CME Greenhouse gas reference group
  • - Response to Garnaut

Photo Courtesy of HWE Mining
Challenges Skills Shortage
  • The Resources Sector in WA is fortunate to have
    some of the best and brightest employees,
    however, there is a significant shortage of
    skilled workers in the sector.
  • The Resources Sector must continue to attract and
    retain the best and brightest
  • The Resources Sector will have to explore new
    ways to do this
  • CME - Changes to Industrial Training Act
  • - Immigration research

CME Teachers Tour April 2007
Challenges Project Approvals
  • Effective project approvals are necessary to
    maintain West Australian pre- in an international
    competitive market place
  • CME - Project approval advocacy report APPEA

Photo Courtesy of Barrick (Kanowna) Ltd
Challenges - Sustainable Resource Sector
  • for Western Australia to be a global leader in
    minerals research, development and post graduate
  • Enhance capacity and capability
  • Establish strategic minerals group to provide
    vision, strategy and policy
  • Align post graduate education with MaTRIX
    research outcomes
  • Guiding collaboration between industry,
    government, and research organisations
  • Promote the States research capability

Photo Courtesy of Barrick (Kanowna) Ltd
For further information please contactltAmy
RuddockgtThe Chamber of Minerals and Energy of
Western Australia IncLocked Bag N984, Perth WA
6844Telephone (08) 9325 2955Facsimile (08)
9221 3701Email