Mining Rehabilitation Fund Yearly Report now available

MRF report shows activities and achievements for 2016-17.
Date: Friday, 10 November 2017

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is pleased to announce that the Mining Rehabilitation Fund’s (MRF’s) latest Yearly Report is now available. The report presents the activities and achievements of the MRF in 2016-17, as well as providing an indication of plans for future years.

DMIRS has also made available its annual release of assessment information received from tenement holders for calculation of the annual MRF levy. The data covers the area and type of disturbance reported for each Mining Act 1978 tenement for the period ending 30 June 2017.

MRF Yearly Report 2017

Compliance with reporting requirements exceeded 99 per cent in 2017 and the total contributions received over the financial year brought the balance of the fund to approximately $92.4 million, including $3.6 million in interest earned since 1 July 2014.

In the 2016-17 financial year, DMIRS continued to ensure that all safety and environmental risks were addressed at the abandoned Ellendale Diamond Mine Site.

Also during the year, DMIRS implemented partnership processes, stakeholder identification and community engagement practices when completing the two pilot projects, at the ‘Black Diamond’ Pit Lake in Collie and the ‘Pro-Force’ Plant Site in Coolgardie.

The Yearly Report combines information from various sources to provide detail on the following topics:

  • Activities of the Mining Rehabilitation Advisory Panel.
  • Unconditional Performance Bonds.
  • MRF lodgement and reporting.
  • Annual MRF auditing.
  • Annual MRF data.
  • Financial summary.
  • Abandoned Mines Program.

Visit the MRF webpage to view the MRF Yearly Report 2017.

2017 Data Release now available

There are approximately 19,000 mining tenements across the State that are subject to the Mining Act 1978 and, as a requirement of the MRF, all tenement holders are required to provide DMIRS with accurate information on the types and areas of ground disturbance for each tenement. This data is used to calculate the annual MRF levy applicable to each tenement.

MRF data is published annually on the DMIRS website, with the released data showing the area and category of disturbance that was reported by tenement holders for each tenement.

The data is released as a Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook, which gives users the ability to filter, sort and search the data.

The workbook is accompanied by a document containing a series of graphs that depict the break-down of the data by tenement-type and disturbance to add further value to the released data.

Visit the MRF webpage to view the recently published MRF 2017 Data Release.