Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    Streamline WA: Making it easier to do business in Western Australia

    6/12/2018 6:00 AM
     
    • Streamline WA is a new initiative to encourage more investment in Western Australia
    • The new initiative will improve how government interacts with private and community sectors, and develop best practice principles for creating and applying regulation
    • Steering committee to be established and will work with agency and department representatives and leaders from industry and community groups
    • The McGowan Government is committed to delivering a whole of sector approach to deliver real outcomes for Western Australians 

    Premier Mark McGowan today launched Streamline WA, an initiative to encourage more investment in Western Australia by changing the way government interacts with private and community sectors and creating better ways of applying regulation.

     

    The initiative is an innovative whole of sector approach to develop best practice principles for making and applying regulation.

     

    Streamline WA will assess referrals and prioritise areas of reform against set criteria throughout the year to provide accountability and avoid time and effort being spent on ambit issues, before they are allocated to agencies for action.

     

    It will be a one-stop-shop for business, industry and the community to refer regulatory issues, and will also be provided with advice from independent bodies including the Office of the Auditor General and the Economic Regulation Authority.

     

    Streamline WA will be led by a steering committee and working groups with representatives from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Department of Treasury, regulatory and economic development agencies, and leaders from industry and community groups.

     

    Public sector agencies will report annually on their reform activities, which will be presented as an annual Economic Reform Statement by the Treasurer to State Parliament.

     

    The McGowan Government was elected on the platform of driving reform and change across the public service to deliver real outcomes for Western Australians.

     

    The Service Priority Review, a key election commitment, found significant economic, environmental and social opportunities could be enhanced through better regulation and regulatory practices.

     

    Streamline WA will complement these initiatives, making it easier for businesses to invest in WA, help diversify the economy and create more jobs for Western Australians.

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "Two of our key election commitments were to create more local jobs for Western Australians and to ensure the public service and government were delivering real outcomes for our community.

     

    "Streamline WA will help deliver on both commitments, freeing the Western Australian economy more to reach its full potential.

     

    "Our Service Priority Review found there were significant economic, environmental and social opportunities available through better regulation and regulatory practices.

     

    "It's not about removing regulation altogether - but rather about liberating business and industry from barriers, costs and complexity of ineffective regulation and bureaucracy, and bringing us into the modern era.

     

    "Streamline WA will complement the Service Priority Review and the Machinery of Government changes, making it easier for businesses to invest in WA, diversify the economy and create more jobs for Western Australians."

     

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