CMEWA Inc - East and North East

EAST AND NORTH EAST

CME's East and North East portfolios cover the resource rich Goldfields-Esperance region. This region covers around a third of the Western Australian land mass surrounding the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The region developed around the mining industry, spurred by gold discoveries in the 1890's and nickel discoveries in the 1970's. Commodities produced in the region include gold, nickel, cobalt, copper and zinc, silver, gypsum and limesand.

CME in the East and North East Regions

Within the Eastern Region CME is focused on the following strategies to deliver the industry's vision:

  • People - increase the size of the skilled labour pool
  • People – Everyone in the industry understands, and is trained to manage, the inherent hazards and risks
  • Communities – Social infrastructure provided by government, supported by industry
  • Communities – Contribute to community development
  • Infrastructure and Planning – Government processes are streamlined, transparent and simplified, reducing regulatory burden
  • Infrastructure and Planning – And industry-government infrastructure plan for state and regional development
  • Infrastructure and Planning – Coordination between the responsibilities of government, industry and community in the provisions of social and physical infrastructure

Focus areas within the North Eastern Region are:

  • Infrastructure and Planning – Government processes are streamlined, transparent and simplified, reducing regulatory burden
  • Infrastructure and Planning – Coordination between the responsibilities of government, industry and community in the provisions of social and physical infrastructure
  • People – increase the size of the skilled labour pool
  • Natural Resources – the industry contributes to biodiversity knowledge, conservation and rehabilitation
  • Natural Resources – More efficient government processes for obtaining access to land for exploration, development and infrastructure purposes
  • Natural Resources – Efficient and effective heritage and native title frameworks

Projects and Issues

  • Examination of infrastructure bottlenecks relating to Goldfields-Esperance resources sector.
  • Development of a document that details the community contributions of Goldfields-Esperance resources companies.
  • Mine Emergency Response Competitions.
  • Overseeing the operation of the Partners in Prosperity Agreement between the CME, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Organising the annual St Barbara’s Festival.
  • Hosting the What’s Down the Track Forum with the KBCCI.
  • Being a member of the Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance that promotes careers in the resources sector to Goldfields primary and secondary students. This includes participating in the annual “Girls Exploring Mining” (GEM’s) and “Rock Festival”.
  • ERC and NERC support for the annual WA School of Mines “Focus on Mining” Program.
  • Participating in the Goldfields Esperance Workforce Development Alliance to address skills shortages in the Goldfields-Esperance region.
  • Representing the CME on other bodies including the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor’s Leadership Group, Discover the Round, KBCCI City and Regional Development Committee and City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Walk of Fame Committee.

Council

The Eastern Regional Council is chaired by Mr Russell Cole of Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd.

The North Eastern Regional Council is chaired by Mr Wayne Ashworth, Minara Resources

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