Submission to Earth Resources Regulation’s Draft Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

The Minerals Council of Australia Victorian Division (MCA) has long called for improved and balanced communication and engagement by the regulator and welcomes Earth Resources Regulation's (ERR) commitment to transparent and effective stakeholder engagement. 

However, the strategy requires further work to ensure that the proposed stakeholder engagement activities deliver real improvements in public confidence and investor certainty to enable further development of Victoria's resources sector. It is critical that the strategy focuses on outcomes rather than outputs, includes real steps to proactively engage all stakeholders and corrects misperceptions about the industry. The risk of focusing only on the process of stakeholder engagement is just as high as that of not engaging at all.

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