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MBS Presenting at 9th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage

MBS Presenting at 9th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage

MBS Environmental will be presenting results for its collaborative geochemical research portfolio with ChemCentre and industry partners at the 9th
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MBS Celebrates 15th Anniversary

MBS Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Thank you to everyone who attended the MBS 15 Year Anniversary Function!
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Submission Open for New DMIRS Outcomes and Risk Guideline Notes

Submission Open for New DMIRS Outcomes and Risk Guideline Notes

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) have released two new draft guidance notes and are taking submissions until 9 November 2017.
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MBS and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Impact Week

MBS and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Impact Week

MBS assists Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School with their BCGS Impact Week project.
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Reminder: Changes to WA Government Department Structures

Reminder: Changes to WA Government Department Structures

Just a reminder that as of 1 July 2017 a number of changes to WA Government Department structures have been
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Congratulations to IGO on Their First Nova Shipment!

Congratulations to IGO on Their First Nova Shipment!

Independence Group (IGO) has successfully completed the first export shipments of copper and nickel concentrate from the Port of Esperance
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Mine Pit Lakes Study Collaborative Project

Mine Pit Lakes Study Collaborative Project

MBS is excited to be involved in a joint mine pit lakes study with ChemCentre, CSIRO, the Department of Mines
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Farewell Nicole!

Farewell Nicole!

MBS says goodbye to Nicole Garbin after more than 6.5 years service.
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2017 Environmental Practitioners’ Workshop

2017 Environmental Practitioners’ Workshop

The inaugural Environmental Practitioners' Workshop: Sharing experiences in environmental practice will be held this Friday 26 May 2017 at the
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MRF Submission Deadline – 30 June 2017

MRF Submission Deadline – 30 June 2017

Just a reminder that MRF submissions for 2016/2017 are due on 30 June 2017. You can access the updated 2017
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New Spatial Lodgement of Programme of Work Applications

New Spatial Lodgement of Programme of Work Applications

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has introduced Programme of Work spatial lodgement (referred to as PoW-S) applications which
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Changes to WA Government Department Structures

Changes to WA Government Department Structures

Changes to WA government department structures were announced on Friday 28 April. The media statement is available here (external link). Changes
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DMP Stakeholder Forums – New Mining Proposal Guidelines

DMP Stakeholder Forums – New Mining Proposal Guidelines

DMP will be holding three Stakeholder Forums during February and March in Perth to discuss important aspects of the new guidelines.
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New Online Fauna Wildlife Licensing System

New Online Fauna Wildlife Licensing System

The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) has rolled out a new Fauna Wildlife licensing system.
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MBS 2017 Calendar

MBS 2017 Calendar

The MBS wall calendar for 2017 has been printed and posted out. If you missed out or would like extras, please get in touch.
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Thunderbird Project PER Public Review Period

Thunderbird Project PER Public Review Period

The public review period is now open until the 13th February for the PER prepared by Sheffield Resources Limited (Sheffield) for the propoed Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project, located between Broome and Derby on the Dampier Peninsular, Western Australia.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Freea attends TravelSmart Awards Breakfast

Freea attends TravelSmart Awards Breakfast

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 TravelSmart awards!
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MBS at GEMG 2016 – Geoscience Paper and Presentation Available Now!

MBS at GEMG 2016 – Geoscience Paper and Presentation Available Now!

Dr Michael North's technical paper and presentation are available for download from our resources page.
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MBS at GEMG 2016

MBS at GEMG 2016

MBS will be attending GEMG 2016, 18 to 20 May.
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Lance Bosch Retires from MBS

Lance Bosch Retires from MBS

MBS announces the retirement of Lance Bosch, Principal Consultant and former Managing Director of the business. Lance joined Martinick McNulty in
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WA Wetland Management Conference 2016

WA Wetland Management Conference 2016

The WA Wetland Management Conference 2016 was held at the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre on 2 February 2016. MBS summarises some of the key points from the Conference.
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Kristy Sell Celebrates 15 Years at MBS

Kristy Sell Celebrates 15 Years at MBS

Kristy joined Martinick McNulty Pty Ltd in January 2001 before going on to form MBS Environmental with Wolf Martinick and Lance Bosch in late 2002.
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World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day 2016

Happy World Wetlands Day!
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Tiffaney George Certified to Audit New ISO 14001:2015 EMS Standard

Tiffaney George Certified to Audit New ISO 14001:2015 EMS Standard

The revised ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) standard was released in September 2015. Tiffaney George, MBS’s principal environmental auditor, has successfully completed the transition assessment and upgraded her audit qualifications to the new ISO 14001:2015 standard.
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MBS 2016 Calendar

MBS 2016 Calendar

The MBS wall calendar for 2016 has been printed and posted out. If you missed out or would like extras, please get in touch.
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Merry Christmas from MBS!

Merry Christmas from MBS!

Seasons greetings!
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Ten facts that you probably didn’t know about soils

Ten facts that you probably didn’t know about soils

In celebration of the International Year of Soils here are a collation of interesting facts about soil and its influence on civilisation as compiled by Dr Dave Allen.
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EPA EAG17 – New Management Plan Templates

EPA EAG17 – New Management Plan Templates

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) have released new Management Plan templates. Talia and Karen attended the EPA training session and provide a summary of the changes.
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MZI Resource’s Keysbook Project Commences Operations

MZI Resource’s Keysbook Project Commences Operations

MBS Environmental would like to congratulate MZI Resources on the commencement of operations at the Keysbrook minerals sand project.
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MBS Ride2Work Day

MBS Ride2Work Day

MBS Ride2Work day 2015.
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Farewell Anton, thank you for over 3 years of service

Farewell Anton, thank you for over 3 years of service

Farewell and good luck to Anton Smit.
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New DMP Mining Proposal Guidelines

New DMP Mining Proposal Guidelines

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) have released proposed new mining proposal guidelines (3.2 MB PDF) for stakeholder feedback as
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David O’Brien presenting at WIMWA Breakfast

David O’Brien presenting at WIMWA Breakfast

David O'Brien to present "Closer to Closure? Reflections on the Mine Closure Framework in Western Australia" presentation at WIMWA Breakfast on 2 October 2015.
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DER Seeking Feedback on Draft Licence Documentation

DER Seeking Feedback on Draft Licence Documentation

The Department of Environmental Regulation are requesting feedback on draft licence documentation.
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NELA Conference 2015 – Current Issues in Environmental Law

NELA Conference 2015 – Current Issues in Environmental Law

The 2015 National Environmental Law Association (WA) State Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency, Perth on 3 September 2015, focusing on current issues in environmental law. Our own David O'Brien spoke about some of the practical issues for mine suspension and closure.
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Understanding WA Rangeland Soils

Understanding WA Rangeland Soils

MBS Environmental has established a decision support system for assessment of WA rangeland soils, drawing upon more than 20 years of experience from its Principal Environmental Geochemist, Dr David Allen. MBS Environmental’s soil assessment reports now include an appendix that describes the methodology adopted for assessment of soil chemical and physical properties and ratings tables for interpretation of results.
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Sirius to Construct a Solar Power Facility at Nova

Sirius to Construct a Solar Power Facility at Nova

Sirius Resources NL nominates Zenith Pacific as the preferred tenderer for the proposed Nova combined solar and diesel power station at the Nova Nickel Project.
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Hot Topics in Environmental Law

Hot Topics in Environmental Law

David O’Brien from MBS will be speaking at the National Environmental Law Association WA conference in Perth on September 3. The
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Construction to Commence at Sandfire’s Solar Power Facility

Construction to Commence at Sandfire’s Solar Power Facility

Construction to commence this month at the DeGrussa Copper Mine.
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Change in EPA Chairman

Change in EPA Chairman

Dr Paul Vogel steps down, Dr Tom Hatton is appointed.
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Update: Review of DMP’s Mine Closure Guidelines 2015

Update: Review of DMP’s Mine Closure Guidelines 2015

Alan Wright reviews the DMP Guidelines for Preparing Mine Closure Plans - May 2015 Revision.
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2015: International Year of Soil

2015: International Year of Soil

Celebrating the International Year of Soil with a staff photo gallery!
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Celebrating Industry Successes – Gold Road Resources

Celebrating Industry Successes – Gold Road Resources

Congratulations to Gold Road on receiving the AMEC ‘2015 Prospector Award’.
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Update: DMP Online Lodgement and Assessment Fees now ON HOLD

Update: DMP Online Lodgement and Assessment Fees now ON HOLD

The proposed DMP online lodgement and assessment fees due to be implemented on 1 July 2015 have been put indefinitely on hold.
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Danakali Submits Final Tranche of Baseline Assessments

Danakali Submits Final Tranche of Baseline Assessments

Danakali Limited has submitted the final tranche of social and environmental baseline assessments.
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World Environment Day 2015

World Environment Day 2015

Happy World Environment Day!
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Congratulations David O’Brien! 10 Years at MBS!

Congratulations David O’Brien! 10 Years at MBS!

Congratulations to David O’Brien for 10 years’ service at MBS. Never keen to let a milestone go by unrecognised, today we helped him celebrate this important event.
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DMP’s Mine Closure Guidelines 2015

DMP’s Mine Closure Guidelines 2015

Release of Revision 1 of the DMP's Guidelines for Preparing Mine Closure Plans.
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DMP’s Low Impact Authorised Activities Framework

DMP’s Low Impact Authorised Activities Framework

DMP has released a consultation paper for their proposed Low Impact Authorised Activities Framework which is open for comment until 5pm 28 May 2015.
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Sirius Esperance Port Community Open Day

Sirius Esperance Port Community Open Day

Freea and Mike North were in Esperance on 21 and 22nd April, attending the Sirius Resources Esperance Port community open day.
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Reminder: DMP Online Lodgement and Assessment Fees from 1 July 2015

Reminder: DMP Online Lodgement and Assessment Fees from 1 July 2015

Just a friendly reminder from MBS that new DMP online lodgement and assessment fees will apply from 1 July 2015.
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Transparency in Petroleum and Pipeline Regulation

Transparency in Petroleum and Pipeline Regulation

Summary of DMP briefing on its proposal to make publicly available a number of documents relevant to the environmental regulation of petroleum and pipeline projects.
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Increase in Area for the Kemerton Nature Reserve

Increase in Area for the Kemerton Nature Reserve

Kemerton Silica Sand (KSS) has recently completed transfer of 17 ha of privately owned land to the State of WA for inclusion into the neighbouring Kemerton Nature Reserve.
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Dr Dave at AMEC Conference 2015

Dr Dave at AMEC Conference 2015

We provide a link to Dr Dave's presentation and notes at the AMEC Mining and the Environment Conference 2015.
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Updated DER Contaminated Sites Guidance

Updated DER Contaminated Sites Guidance

DER have released the first update to their Contaminated Sites Guidelines in order to bring the guidelines in line with the 2014 amendments to the NEPM Contaminated Sites Schedules.
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Sandfire Annouces Solar Power Facility at DeGrussa

Sandfire Annouces Solar Power Facility at DeGrussa

MBS is assisting Sandfire Resources NL with their proposal to install a 10.6 megawatt solar power facility at the DeGrussa Copper Project.
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Independent Review of NQCC Report by Dr North Publicly Released

Independent Review of NQCC Report by Dr North Publicly Released

Port of Townsville LImited released the independent review of the NQCC Report today. The review was undertaken by Dr Michael North.
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Sirius commences construction of the Nova Nickel Project

Sirius commences construction of the Nova Nickel Project

Sirius has received all the necessary approvals and has commenced construction at their Nova Nickel Project.
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MBS 2015 Calendar

MBS 2015 Calendar

The 2015 calendar featuring different regions that MBS were involved in during 2014 has been printed and posted out.
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Merry Christmas from MBS!

Merry Christmas from MBS!

MBS offices will be closed from 12 pm 24th December and reopening on 5 January 2015. We look forward to
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World Soil Day 2014

World Soil Day 2014

MBS encourages all to get down and dirty to celebrate World Soil Day!
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Pit Lakes a Legacy Concern for the EPA

Pit Lakes a Legacy Concern for the EPA

The EPA has requested an examination of the cumulative impacts of mining on the Pilbara region, highlighting the previously neglected issue of pit lakes as a concern.
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MBS wins a TravelSmart Award, Features in The West Australian

MBS wins a TravelSmart Award, Features in The West Australian

MBS are proud to announce that we are the recipients of the Innovate TravelSmart Award Category for our FAT (Frequent Alternative Traveler) Rewards Scheme.
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Bilateral Agreement Between WA EPA and the Commonwealth

Bilateral Agreement Between WA EPA and the Commonwealth

The WA EPA has signed a new agreement with the Commonwealth under the EPBC Act that will allow WA to assess proposals on behalf of the Commonwealth.
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Mining Proposal Reform in WA

Mining Proposal Reform in WA

Last week MBS attended a briefing by DMP on its Reforming Environmental Regulation (RER) initiative.
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From the Archives: GEMG Papers 2010 & 2012

From the Archives: GEMG Papers 2010 & 2012

MBS has updated the Resources/Publications Section with a number of papers presented at the 2010 and 2012 Goldfields Environmental Management Group Conferences.
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EPA commences EPBC Act Cost Recovery Arrangements

EPA commences EPBC Act Cost Recovery Arrangements

From 1 October 2014 the Australian Government will commence cost recovery arrangements for environmental assessments and some strategic assessments under the EPBC Act.
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DMP Changes to AER Guidelines and Mine Activity Types

DMP Changes to AER Guidelines and Mine Activity Types

DMP have drafted revised guidelines for the preparation of Annual Environmental Reports (AERs) and are inviting stakeholder feedback on the draft. The AER Mine Activity Types available on EARS2 have also been changed to match the MRF Types.
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WA Environmental Offset Guidelines

WA Environmental Offset Guidelines

The Hon. Minister for the Environment Albert Jacob recently released the WA Environmental Offset Guidelines. These complement the WA Environmental Offsets Policy that has been in place from 2011.
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MBS get FAT and TravelSmart!

MBS get FAT and TravelSmart!

MBS and TravelSmart are working together to promote alternative means of transport.
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Charity Donations – The gift of giving!

Charity Donations – The gift of giving!

MBS charitable donations and volunteer work for the 2013-2014 financial year.
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Sirius Completes DFS and Commences Environmental Approvals Process

Sirius Completes DFS and Commences Environmental Approvals Process

MBS is assisting Sirius Resources NL with project planning, environmental impact assessment, stakeholder consultation and obtaining environmental approvals for development of the Nova-Bollinger project.
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Kristy Receives GEMG Award

Kristy Receives GEMG Award

At this year’s GEMG, the committee recognised Kristy Sell as a long standing member of the GEMG and as someone
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GEMG Workshop 2014

GEMG Workshop 2014

Thank you to everyone who came and visited our booth. Here are some photos and links to pdfs of the Pit Lakes talk!
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8th AMD Workshop

8th AMD Workshop

Principal Environmental Geochemist Dave Allen attended and presented at the recent 8th Australian Workshop on AMD in Adelaide, South Australia.
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MBS 2014 Calendar

MBS 2014 Calendar

The MBS wall calendar for 2014 has been printed and posted out. We have a limited supply of surplus calendars, so if you missed out or would like extras, please get in touch.
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Environmental Regulation Changes for Resource Projects in WA

Environmental Regulation Changes for Resource Projects in WA

A number of changes to the regulation of resource projects in Western Australia are being implemented by DMP in 2013 to 2014. The main changes are: The Reforming Environmental Regulation Program, restructuring of environment Functions within DMP, online submission of Annual Environmental Reports and the introduction of the Mining Rehabilitation Fund to replace the current environmental bond system.
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MBS 10 Year Anniversary

MBS 10 Year Anniversary

MBS held a function in November 2012 to celebrate 10 years since the company was formed.
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MBS GEMG 2014 Booth

MBS GEMG 2014 Booth

Located next to the coffee station, come and check us out!
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MBS at GEMG 2014!

MBS at GEMG 2014!

Listen to Dave Allen's talk on "Pit Lakes: Liability or Legacy" and visit our MBS booth for freebies and a chat!
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Kristy Sell Interview in High Grade

Kristy Sell Interview in High Grade

March 2010 - Kristy Sell Interview Published in High Grade Magazine
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