Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    Mines Safety Levy to be reduced

    23/04/2020 6:30 AM
    • Mines Safety Levy to be reduced by 20 per cent to 17 cents per billable hour
    • Worker safety remains a priority for the McGowan Government

    The McGowan Government is reducing the Mines Safety Levy by 20 per cent from July 1, 2020 to provide relief to mining companies. 


    Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston has directed the current rate of 21 cents per billable hour to be reduced to 17 cents.


    Billable hours reflect the number of hours worked at a mine site over the financial year, and is used as the basis for calculating the levy charged to the mining company.


    The levy funds safety and health regulatory services for Western Australia's mining industry.


    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to worker safety and promoting a healthy workplace culture across Western Australia's mining sector.


    "The reduction in the mine safety levy will help support mining companies during this difficult time.


    "Western Australia's resources sector is playing an important part in ensuring our State, and the rest of the country, can recover after COVID-19.


    "We will continue to work with industry to identify opportunities that may further assist the mining industry, which has a key role in the growth and development of our State."


    Minister's office - 6552 6700