One Window Workshop in Greymouth
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals (NZP&M) is participating in a six-month pilot programme, One Window, aimed at reducing the regulatory burden and being more accessible to West Coast miners.
The West Coast Economic Development Action Plan 2017 recognised the importance of the minerals sector to the region, and as a result, a project known as ‘One Window’ has been implemented.
Through MBIE’s commitment to regional development, One Window gained support from NZP&M, other agencies, and iwi. This programme provides the opportunity for regulators to undertake face-to-face meetings with existing and potential minerals permit holders in the region. These meetings occur two days a month at the West Coast Regional Council offices in Greymouth.
The main goals of the programme are to listen to the members of the mining community, assist on any issues, communicate and educate on regulatory requirements and identify ways to improve the regulatory processes by reducing the costs and time involved in getting minerals permits.
The NZP&M staff who attended the first meetings felt that the engagement was generally positive and they are looking forward to building on that and fostering relationships in the upcoming appointments on the West Coast.
A schedule of dates for the six month trial is shown below:
|NZP&M appointments on the West Coast|
|14th and 15th February 2018|
|14th and 15th March 2018|
|11th and 12th April 2018|
|16th and 17th May 2018|
|13th and 14th June 2018|
|18th and 19th July 2018|
To book an appointment during the 'One Window' workshop please contact Cassidy Rae at the West Coast Regional Council on 03 744 7313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have information such as your mining permit number (if applied for/granted) and the purpose of your appointment on hand when making your appointment. This will help ensure staff can be as prepared as possible to give you maximum value during the appointment.
Vist the West Coast Regional Council website for more information on One Window appointments.
Find out about Minerals regulators in New Zealand at NZP&M.govt.nz