Relationship with DMP
MRIWA is a statutory body operating under the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013. MRIWA and the Department of Mines and Petroleum have a close working partnership through their common interest in the future of Western Australia’s resources sector, although MRIWA is legally independent of DMP.
Both MRIWA and DMP are under the direction of the Minister for Mines and Petroleum.
Under the provisions the MRIWA Act, one member of MRIWA’s Board is nominated by the Director General of the Department of Mines and Petroleum. However, there is no formal reporting between organisations.