Support for boosting effort to approve major projects

CCIWA CEO

Chris Rodwell

CCIWA welcomes the State Government’s $120m investment to boost the resources needed to accelerate approval of major projects in the State.

The flow of business investment has often been restricted by a lack of appropriately skilled people in government to shepherd and ultimately approve major projects. The announcement today will help alleviate these long-held concerns.

The $120m is committed to add resources to red tape reduction efforts within five Departments, comprising both frontline approvals officers and, critically, funding for approval reform.

It is critical that the WA Government provide full transparency on the impact of these additional resources. This includes reporting on the reduction in approval timeframes, as well as clarifying the resultant lift in business investment.

It is also important that these resources are safeguarded from redeployment within each Department and that they serve their intended purpose.

Easing administrative and regulatory constraints on WA’s business is an ongoing effort which needs to be constantly prioritised.

CCIWA has strongly valued our role on Streamline WA, building upon and supporting other worthy initiatives to reduce the drain of bureaucracy upon WA enterprise, enabling them to get on with building their business and creating jobs.

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