Hon Sean L'Estrange MEdL GradDipResMan GradDipMan MLA

Hon Sean L'Estrange MEdL GradDipResMan GradDipMan MLA

Former Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Finance; Small Business

    Reform plan delivers to #shredthered

    11/10/2016 11:00 AM
    • Liberal National Government continues to cut red tape and reduce barriers to investment and business
    • Reforms are saving time and money and making life easier for industry and communities 

    More than 100 red tape reduction initiatives introduced by the Liberal National Government will save the Western Australian community at least $179 million over five years.


    Finance Minister Sean L'Estrange has reaffirmed the Government's commitment to reduce barriers to entrepreneurial activity, investment and employment through its 2015 Reinvigorated Regulatory Reform plan.


    "This policy is cutting red tape for business and the community when dealing with government," Mr L'Estrange said.


    "We also have a framework for progressing deregulation and improving the way new regulations are written so that they do not impose unnecessary restrictions on industry."


    Now in its second year, the 2016 Red Tape Reduction Report Card highlights 36, of more than 100, initiatives in red tape reduction across Government.


    "The Government has also introduced legislation to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens and repeal obsolete laws in the transport, mining, and energy portfolios, which will deliver practical benefits to business and the community," the Minister said.


    In May 2016, the Government announced the establishment of a red tape reduction team to target the removal of redundant, duplicated or cumbersome regulations, support business and help grow the local economy.


    "Excessive red tape adds unnecessary costs and can delay business start-ups and expansion.  The red tape reduction team's 90-day regulatory mapping projects identify opportunities for fast, practical reform recommendations to benefit businesses and foster jobs growth," Mr L'Estrange said.


    To date, two projects are underway in the aquaculture and small-retail business sectors, with the aquaculture project nearing completion.  There are also plans to start an additional 90-day project in the ecotourism sector.


    Fact File

    • The Government's Regulatory Reform policy was launched in September 2015. For more information, visit the Department of Finance website
    • Read the 2016 Red Tape Reduction Report Card here
    • Click here to read the Government's Regulatory Reform Policy 

    Minister's office - 6552 6900


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