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Access Economics Investment Monitor

This newly released report puts total investment under construction or committed in WA at $14.4 billion in the December quarter. This represents an increase of 16.7 per cent over the previous quarter. The report also attributes 25 per cent of all of Australia's current and potential project investment to Western Australia. Earlier this year Access predicted WAs economic growth this year would be around 3.2 per cent.

Auslink: Towards the National Land Transport Plan Submissions for this Federal Government Green Paper are invited before February 7. The paper is available from www.dotars.gov.au/transinfra/auslink.htm. Clarkson railway crossing A WA Government Railways report on the proposed railway crossing on Quinns Road Clarkson has been released for public comment. Public comment on the report, available from www.purd.transperth.wa.gov.au, is invited until February 14. Written submissions can be made to the Office of the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, 13th Floor, Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street West Perth.

Fishing in WA

The WA Government has released a report on the future management of WAs commercial and recreational fisheries.  This report the Integrated Fisheries Management Review Committee Report - is available from www.fish.wa.gov.au. Submissions can be made until February 28.

Fitness code of practice

The State Government and industry body Fitness WA plan to establish an industry code of practice. Submissions in response to a discussion paper towards this end are invited until April 30. The paper is available from www.docep.wa.gov.au or 1300 30 40 54.

Meat Processing Taskforce

This WA Government taskforce is seeking submissions from interested parties regarding strategies for boosting the long-term viability of the meat processing sector. Led by the University of Western Australias Bob Lindner, the taskforce is to provide a report and recommendations to the Government by the end of June. Industry comment is welcome on economic issues impacting on processor operation, innovative solutions to economic pressures in the processing sector, optimisation of production capacity, training needs, market opportunities, environmental factors, costs and supply of utilities. Written submissions can be sent to the Executive Officer, Meat Processing Taskforce, Department of Agriculture. Further information is available from Wim Burggraff, on 9368 3150. Closing date for submissions is March 7.

Metropolitan Region Scheme

The proposal to remove the Fremantle Eastern Bypass from the Metropolitan Region Scheme has been opened for public comment until February 21.

Mining safety review

Former Australian Industrial Relations Commissioner Robert Laing has completed a report following his  review of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994. Public comment on this report, available from www.mpr.wa.gov.au, is invited until March 7.

State Sustainability Strategy

The 236-page draft strategy, available from 9222 9833 or www.sustainability.dpc.wa.gov.au, is open for public comment until February 28. Written submissions can be sent to The Sustainability Policy Unit, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, at 197 St George's Terrace, Perth WA 6000, or through www.greenhouse.wa.gov.au, or emailed to sustainability@dpc.wa.gov.au by February 28.

WA Regional Policy statement

The State Government has released a draft regional policy statement for public comment until February 28. The draft, which contains 89 strategies and 76 targets, is available from (08) 9222 0511, 1800 620 511, or www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au. Submissions can be forwarded to the Department of Local Government and Regional Development, GPO Box R1250, Perth WA 6844.

 

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