WA Premier Mark McGowan 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 WA 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 WA 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.
Source: WA Government