RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is located within the Shark Bay World Heritage listed area, which is described by UNESCO as being of Outstanding Universal Value.
Accordingly, to expand the RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, approval under the Environmental Protection Act was required and was granted through issue of Ministerial Statement (MS) 709 on 28 December 2005. To support the development of the resort and certain changes, subsequent Ministerial Statements 919 and 1067 have been issued.
The essence of the Ministerial Statements is to establish an Environmental Management System (EMS) and set out environmental management commitments to be adhered to during the development and on-going operation of the resort to protect and maintain the natural environment.
The aim of the EMS is to establish support mechanisms to ensure the operation of the resort is in accordance with the commitments outlined within the statements and required environmental management plans, which include a:
- Drainage Management Plan (DMP)
- Nutrient and Irrigation Management Plan (NIMP)
- Foreshore Management Plan (FMP)
- Construction Management Plan (CMP)
Our obligations captured within the EMS, CMP, DMP, NIMP and FMP are subject to an annual audit or “Compliance Assessment Report” (CAR) as described in our Compliance Assessment Plan (CAP).