The Department of State Development supports disclosures being made under the Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Act 2003, in circumstances of possible improper conduct, including mismanagement of public resources and the like.

The Public Disclosure Act 2003:

  • facilitates the disclosure of public interest information;
  • provides protection for those who make disclosures and those who are the subject of disclosures; and
  • Provides a system for the matters disclosed to be investigated and for appropriate action to be taken.

Before making a disclosure it is important to be aware of the rights and responsibilities imposed on disclosers and others under the PID Act.  For further information please refer to the Guidelines:



The following officers are responsible for receiving disclosures of public interest information relating to matters falling within the sphere of responsibility of the Department of State Development.

Toni Watson
Manager Human Resources
08 9222 0571
toni.watson@dsd.wa.gov.au

Steve Melville
Director Corporate Services
08 9222 0519
steve.melville@dsd.wa.gov.au

For further information about the legislation and how to make a disclosure visit the Public Sector Commission website at http://www.publicsector.wa.gov.au