The Liquor Stores Association of Western Australia has applauded Lanie Chopping’s appointment as the new Director General of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).
Her appointment means she will also oversee the administration of regulation matters for the racing, gaming, and liquor industries.
The Department is an important stakeholder in relation to the operation and growth of local “bricks and mortar” stores across the state, particularly when it comes to the implementation and collaboration of the Banned Drinkers Register which is now in operation across three jurisdictions in WA (Kimberley, Pilbara, and Goldfields).
LSAWA CEO Peter Peck said Ms Chopping had proven to be an engaging and forthright person who had already displayed incredible passion on all relevant liquor industry matters.
“Lanie has been very accommodating and has always cared to listen to the industry’s point of view. I congratulate her on her appointment on behalf of all our members”.
Ms Chopping is an experienced administrator in the public sector and was most recently the Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), and as the Deputy Director General, Public Sector Reform at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. She is also currently serving as the Commissioner for Legal Aid WA.
“We look forward to continuing the strong and respectful relationship we have with her and her entire team” Mr Peck added.
Ms Chopping has been interim Director General of the Department since joining the DLGSC in May 2021.