Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

Former Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs

    Resources online lodgement upgraded

    20/09/2011 12:00 AM
    • New module puts drilling applications online
    • Industry can now conduct business anywhere around the globe
    • System meets public, industry and State Government needs
    Online lodgement and tracking of applications by the world’s mining companies investing in Western Australia, has been improved by introduction of a new online module.

    Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said a new module of the Petroleum and Geothermal Register (PGR) enabling online lodgement for drilling applications went live this month.

    “The Department of Mines and Petroleum’s upgraded systems allow industry to electronically lodge and track the progress of an Application to Drill,” Mr Moore said.

    “For example, a finance team in Houston can pay an account while an Application to Drill is lodged in Sydney and a Perth office can monitor online the progress of the company’s application.

    “Supporting documentation can be submitted electronically at the same time ensuring a streamlined and seamless lodgement and approval process.

    “Internal users have an integrated workflow tracking function that allows drilling assessments to be monitored while at the same time enhancing reporting capabilities.” 

    Industry representatives have made valuable contributions to ensure the system adequately met external user needs.

    Minister Moore said the ongoing improvements to the online services for the resources sector was part of the State Government’s commitment to streamlining approvals to ensure Western Australia remained an attractive investment destination.

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