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Dr Danielle Risbey

Team Leader

Mine Closure & Technical Advice Resource and Environmental Compliance Division Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Perth, Western Australia


After completing a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences at Murdoch University in 1991 and then a PhD on the impact and control of feral cats in Shark Bay in 2000, Danielle commenced working in the mining industry as an Environmental Consultant in 2000 and joined the DMIRS in 2002. Danielle has led a team of Environmental Officers who regulate mines under the Mining Act 1978 in the Mid-west, Pilbara and Kimberley regions of WA for 15 years.


The team assessed exploration and mining proposals, mine closure plans and undertook environmental compliance inspections.


Danielle recently accepted a new role as the Team Leader Mine Closure & Technical Advice in February 2022. Her new team assesses mine closure plans, develops technical guidance relevant to mine closure and provides training and technical coaching support to the REC Division.

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