Annual environmental reporting system changes

DMIRS streamlines its online environmental reporting system
Date: Monday, 12 July 2021

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has simplified its online annual environmental reporting (AER) system to streamline the information requested from proponents and improve system performance.

The information requested in an AER is now focussed on providing details regarding compliance with environmental and closure outcomes, as well as providing information on the status of rehabilitation and mine closure. Further guidance has been included in the online lodgement form to support the reporting process to be undertaken on environmental outcomes.

Another key change is that the AER will no longer request assessment of compliance against each individual tenement condition and will instead require reporting by exception, if there are instances where a condition has not been met.

A helpful video outlining the changes is available online.

These updates will go live tomorrow, Tuesday 13 July 2021, and the system will automatically alter any ‘in progress’ applications as of this date.

For any enquiries please email or call the EARS Manager on 08 9222 3535.