AusIMM Community & Environment Society

Mentoring for young Community and Environment professionals
The AusIMM Community and Environment Society is initiating a pilot mentoring program for young community or environmental professionals working on site or in regional areas. We believe there is a need to support young professionals in locations where they may not have access to the same level of support and networking opportunities as those based in metropolitan areas. Expressions of Interest are being sought from prospective mentees that meet the following criteria: Working or Read More
Western Australia – updated FIFO code open for comment
The WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (WA DMIRS) has released an updated draft code of practice to help promote and maintain the mental health of FIFO workers in Western Australia. Public comment on the code, titled 'Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resources and construction sectors', is currently being sought with a closing deadline of 21 September 2018. For more information, including how to submit comments, visit the WA Read More
The social aspects of mine closure
With many mining operations in the Australasian region approaching the end of their productive lives, good management of mine closure transition is becoming increasingly important. In the past, environmental rehabilitation has been the focal point of this work and some excellent results have been achieved; rehabilitation science is advanced and well-documented. The same cannot be said for the social aspects of closure, although this is frequently the focal point in closure transition in Read More
A renewed focus for the AusIMM Community and Environment Society
The AusIMM Community and Environment (C&E) Society has committed to its work program for 2018, following a group strategy meeting in February. The Committee also welcomes its new members for 2018: Marc Allen, Rose Lindner and Ben Fitzsimmons. See the full C&E Committee here. Members of the Committee met in Melbourne to align their work with feedback from 2017’s member survey and changes in AusIMM leadership and direction. The forum provided an opportunity to connect and share Read More
April 2018
Developments in community and environment
In this special series of articles, we asked some of our AusIMM professional societies and networks for their industry insights. The following is a collection of thoughts from some of our community and environment professionals on how practices have developed over the past 125 years. Is there a single event that defined the beginning of this technical discipline in Australasia? No single event triggered the need for professional environmental and social expertise in Australasia’s Read More
‘Mine closure and reclamation management’ ISO Standards – Australian mirror committee update
The ISO process for this standard was initiated in South Korea in 2014 with the formation of a subcommittee (ISO/TC 82/SC 7). The Australian mirror committee (MN-012) was established in 2017 to contribute to the ISO Standard for ‘Mine closure and reclamation management’ and an opportunity to develop such a standard has been identified and initiated under ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). The first update on this mirror committee for AusIMM members was included on the Read More