Environment

CME’s Environment portfolio is focused on developing policy on environmental issues impacting the resources sector. This includes biodiversity protection, research and offsets; mine rehabilitation, closure and relinquishment; data collection and reporting; sharing good practice; and emissions, discharge management, pollution control and air quality.

Projects & Issues

  • Improving the environmental regulatory framework in WA to promote the re-use of fit-for-purpose material, a circular economy and improved natural resource management
  • Ensuring regulatory assessment and approval processes are risk-based, fit-for-purpose and efficient
  • Advocating for removal of regulatory duplication and promoting streamlined assessment processes
  • Progressing policy reform and advancing good practice in mine rehabilitation and closure in creating a pathway to relinquishment

Working Groups

CME’s Environment Committee is supported by the following Working Groups:

  • Approvals Working Group
  • Climate and Energy Reference Group
  • Goldfields Environment Forum
  • South West Environment Forum

External Groups

The Environment Committee provides guidance on CME’s participation on a number of external groups:

  • Environmental Protection Authority’s Stakeholder Reference Group
  • Minerals Council of Australia’s MCA Safety and Sustainability Committee
  • Minerals Council of Australia’s MCA Climate and Energy Committee
  • MCA Approvals Working Group
  • Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Stakeholder Reference Group
  • Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Waste Reform Advisory Group

CME’s Environment portfolio is focused on developing policy on environmental issues impacting the resources sector