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Future Battery Industry Strategy

On 24 May 2018, the State Government announced the establishment of a Ministerial Taskforce to capitalise on the State’s potential to produce and process future battery minerals to support industry growth.

The Taskforce provided strategic direction for the development of a Future Battery Industry Strategy that builds upon Western Australia’s competitive advantages and creates a world-leading, sustainable value-adding future battery industry. This is aimed at providing local jobs and contributing to skill development as well as economic diversification which will bring benefits to communities, including regional ones

The Taskforce is chaired by the Hon. Bill Johnston, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy and informed by extensive stakeholder engagement across state, federal and local government, industry, research organisations and the community.

Future Battery Industry Stakeholder Engagement

The State Government prioritised the development of the Strategy and has engaged with key stakeholders from across government, industry, research organisations and the community, to provide opportunity to play an active role in shaping the Western Australian Future Battery Industry Strategy.

The Strategy was developed by an interagency working group under the guidance of the Ministerial Taskforce.

It draws from the findings of an industry consortium and a local government round table, consultation with an established industry reference group that comprises representation across the battery value chain, and consultation across government agencies including at the local and federal level. It also draws from recommendations from recent industry and government reports.

More Information and Enquiries

For further information please consult the Future Battery Industry Strategy FAQ. The State Government welcomes all comments and enquiries on the Future Battery Industry Strategy.

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Future Battery Industry Strategy

The rapid uptake of electric vehicles and battery-based energy storage systems across the world is driving global demand for lithium-ion batteries. Electric vehicle and battery manufacturers are securing sources of minerals, materials and components to meet this increase in demand representing a significant opportunity for the State.


The Western Australian Future Battery Industry Strategy provides a framework for the State Government’s leadership to build upon its demonstrated expertise in the future battery industry and promote its significant competitive advantages.

For more information or to make an enquiry about the Future Battery Industry Strategy, please refer to our FAQs or send us a message via our Contact Form.