The Goldfields Environmental Management Group (GEMG) is a technical and professional body of people working to achieve environmental excellence. Most of our members predominantly work within the mining industry of the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia, which includes employees of mining and exploration companies, environmental consultancy and service organisations and government agencies. The GEMG was formed in 1988 by a small number of individuals involved in land rehabilitation in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia.
The GEMG provides a source of information on environmental management practices with a focus on the mining industry; exploring issues such as community & external stakeholders, ecology (flora & vegetation, fauna, stygofauna etc.), environmental education & communication, environmental management systems, legislation, regulatory approvals & processes, materials characterisation, mine closure, rehabilitation, waste management, recycling, water management.
The GEMG is coordinated by a voluntary committee and general membership is open to anyone. By attending the biennial conference you will be registered as a member automaticaly. Alternatively, you can apply for membership at any time by downloading the membership form and paying the $20 joining fee. All memberships are valid until the next conference is held.
Become a member, download a membership form.
REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2016 GEMG WORKSHOP CLOSE THIS WEDNESDAY 11 MAY 2016.
Every two years the GEMG facilitates a conference on Environmental Management held in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia. The first workshop was held in 1988 and is now regarded as the premier environmental event to attend. This event offers great value for money and provides an excellent networking opportunity for environmental professionals from all over Western Australia (and beyond) and is attended by approximately 300 delegates.
"Best value for money conference I have ever been to."
"Excellent networking opportunity, met so many new people from different places and companies"
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the GEMG is held around October each year in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. An infomal networking event is organised either before or after to encourage attendance; past events have included BBQ at Ora Banda, lawn bowls, ambrose golf, BBQ at Salt Bush pastoral station, minesite tours.
The GEMG Christmas Party is a great way to end the year in style and to catch up with friends, meet some new people and enjoy the food and drinks provided.
Profits made by the GEMG are put back into our environmental network to assist with research studies, to help promote environmental awareness, and to help local groups and organisations remain sustainable. If you need funding for a project which will benefit our members please download a funding application form.