Within the Infrastructure Portfolio CME is focused on the following strategies to deliver the industry's vision:
- An industry-government infrastructure plan for state and regional development.
- Coordination between the responsibilities of government, industry and community in the provisions of social and physical infrastructure.
- Government processes are streamlined, transparent and simplified, reducing regulatory burden.
- Highly competent and responsive government agencies.
- The WA energy market promotes the competitive, secure, diverse and sustainable energy generation and distribution.
- The WA water regulatory framework which supports the strategic priorities of the resources sector, including by recognising the significant investment resources companies make in water resource development and management.
Projects and Issues
Following is a list of key projects and issues being managed by the Infrastructure Committee:
- Advocacy for a State vision for growth based on CME's State Growth Outlook. This study identifies gaps in the three defined growth enablers – water, people and energy as well as infrastructure and provides a valued input into industry and government planning for the future.
- Identifying the State’s infrastructure needs and advocating innovative ways to facilitate planning, investment and delivery, particularly in the areas of ports, rail, road, water and energy.
- Advocacy on State energy matters which provides a framework for meeting the future needs of the state including the Gas Services Information Project.
- Identifying an industry position and case studies of renewable energy projects being utilised by the resources sector.
- Advocacy in support of the resources sector’s strategic water priorities.
The Infrastructure Standing Committee is tasked with leading policy development on infrastructure issues impacting the resources sector. Energy and water matters are addressed by an Energy Reference Group and Water Issues Group.