The Perisher Range Resorts are located in one of Australia's most sensitive environments. For that reason, the Perisher Range Resorts Environmental Management System (PRREMS) helps operators within the resorts reduce their environmental impacts and risks.
The PRREMS puts in place procedures and mechanisms that protect the environment and minimise impact from resort activities.
It adopts a strong philosophy of continual improvement.
The operators of Perisher Range Resorts aim to be widely recognised for exemplary environmental management of the area’s natural, cultural, aesthetic and social values in their national park setting. They believe in sustainable recreation development that respects, conserves, enhances and restores those values.
Several stakeholder organisations participate in the PRREMS. They include:
- Essential Energy
- 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).
The Perisher Range Resorts Environmental Management System Environmental Policy (PDF 417KB) lists the system’s 13 principles and spells out the commitment operators have made to manage their impacts on the environment.
Environmental performance report
Each year the Resorts Environmental Performance Report 2014-16 (PDF 3.9MB) shows data from all the resort environmental management systems, including the PRREMS.
The Lodge Environment Manual (PDF 2MB) helps Perisher Range lodges fulfil their obligations under the PRREMS.
The term 'lodge' means accommodation such as ski clubs and lodges, chalets, commercial lodges, apartments and hotels.
The manual includes information on:
- environmental risks
- potential impacts on the environment
- PRREMS requirements: what lodges need to do to minimise risks and manage impacts
- reporting requirements: how lodges show they’re fulfilling the objectives and targets of the PRREMS.