Outcome 5

Contribute to making Western Australia the destination of choice for responsible resource exploration, development and operations.

Key effectiveness indicator O5.1: Percentage of applications determined within agreed timeframes.

What we measure

The department is responsible for administering mineral and energy resources legislation with an emphasis on the timely determination and management of applications.

The department, as a designated Lead Agency, under the Lead Agency Framework, considers managing determinations within agreed times as key to responsibly developing resources across the State. Lack of certainty and time delays have major financial implications for stakeholders and reputational repercussions for the State.

How we measure

This measure is calculated by dividing applications determined within target timeframes by overall applications determined. Applications determined are those approved, refused, lapsed, rejected or withdrawn. The department publishes its target timeframes on its website.

Our Performance

In 2017–18, 95 per cent of applications were determined within the agreed timeline. This is equal to the target set, although three percent lower than the 2016–17 result.

Table 24: Key effectiveness indicator O5.1: Percentage of applications determined within agreed timelines

2017–18 Target Actual Target +- Status
Overall results 95% 95% 0%
Comparison with previous year

Results in detail

  • 97 per cent of mining tenement applications determined within target timeframes.
  • 94 per cent of environment applications determined within target timeframes.
  • 98 per cent of mine safety applications determined within target timeframes.
  • 86 per cent of petroleum and geothermal tenure and activity applications determined within target timeframes.