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WA Senior Leaders event – Research to support Diversify WA: Future State

Senior leaders from WA convened with the CRC TiME Board and staff to hear how our activities support the state's priorities for the future.

Dr Bruce Kelley, Rebecca Getty and Dr Guy Boggs at an event

On Monday 25 March, the CRC TiME Board hosted senior leaders across government, industry, universities and First Nations organisations at the Perth office. We welcomed representatives from Alcoa, BCI Central, BHP, Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA, Dardi Group, Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, ESG Group, Hanson; Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Rio Tinto, South32, Stantec and UWA.

Attendees networked over afternoon tea and met Board Directors before proceedings kicked off.

Board Chair Dr Bruce Kelley opened the event, then CEO Guy Boggs took attendees through progress to date, the transformative research agenda, work underway across ESG dimensions, upcoming strategy refreshes and focus on WA-specific opportunities.

Short briefings on the following topics outlined how CRC TiME activities align with and support future opportunities in Western Australia and better outcomes for Western Australians:

  • Science, innovation and technology through a new understanding of enabling mine closure and transitions: Opportunities for Australian industry – Professor Tom Measham, Research Director
  • ESG performance through the first roadmap, guidance and business case to support Natural Capital Accounting adoption in the Australian mining sector – Associate Professor Bryan Maybee, Program Leader
  • Development of a productive and ready workforce through investments to support VET, online accessible education, a strategic review of education and training options and a strong PhD pipeline – Zane Hughes, Project Lead
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks through addressing knowledge gaps and building the evidence base on complex issues – Jillian D’Urso, External Relations and Impact Director

Attendees kicked on to W. Churchill for networking drinks afterwards.

Download a copy of the slides to peruse our support of the WA Diversification strategy, linking mine closure and post-mine transitions to opportunities for business, industry, First Nations organisations and communities, and regional communities.