Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Perisher Range Resorts environmental management system

Find out what your environmental management obligations are as a business owner in the ski areas and villages in the Perisher Range Resorts.

The Perisher Range Resorts Environmental Management System (PRREMS) is a systematic approach for managing the environmental impacts and risks associated with the operation of a resort in one of Australia's most sensitive environments.

It was developed in 2002 in line with the international standard ISO 14001. It aims to ensure that all aspects of resort operation have appropriate procedures and mechanisms in place to protect the environment and minimise impact from resort activities.

It comprises multiple elements across several stakeholder organisations and adopts a strong philosophy of continual improvement.

The vision of the Perisher Range Resorts is to be widely recognised for exemplary environmental management of the area’s natural, cultural, aesthetic and social values in their national park setting, and for sustainable recreation development that respects, conserves, enhances and restores those values.

The stakeholders of PRREMS include:

  • Essential Energy
  • Elgas
  • Nature Conservation Council
  • NSW Department of Planning
  • NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • NSW Roads and Maritime Services
  • Perisher Blue Pty Ltd
  • Perisher Resorts Chamber of Commerce
  • SLOPES (Ski Lodges of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega Incorporated).

Environmental policy

The Perisher Range Resorts Environmental Management System: Environmental policy outlines the commitment from all operators to manage their impacts on the environment and the ‘principles of action’ that will help guide the systems implementation.

Download the PRREMS environmental policy (PDF 469KB)

Environmental performance report

The Alpine Resorts Environmental Performance Report, first produced in 2010–11, is an annual report that combines the environmental performance reporting from all the resort environmental management systems including the PRREMS.

Download the 2013–14 report (PDF 5.74MB)

PRREMS lodges

The Lodge Environment Manual is designed to help Perisher Range lodges fulfil their obligations under the PRREMS. The term 'lodge' refers to all accommodation premises including ski clubs and lodges, chalets, commercial lodges, apartments and hotels. The manual includes information on:

  • environmental risks
  • potential impacts from lodges on the environment
  • PRREMS requirements: what lodges need to do to minimise risks and manage impacts
  • reporting requirements: all lodges report annually via an Earthcheck online system against the objectives and targets of the PRREMS.

Download the Lodge Environment Manual (PDF 1.96MB)

Page last updated: 23 November 2016