The purpose of the NSW Work Health & Safety Act is “to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers at work and of other people who might be affected by the work”. Clubs need to consider the issue of how and to what extent Work Health & Safety (WHS) laws affect  the operation of…

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SLOPES is regularly approached by commercial operators wanting to have their goods and services promoted for Clubs.  This page provides information on offerings which might be of interest to Clubs. SLOPES is not endorsing these providers, merely bringing them to the attention of Clubs. If you do use any of these providers, feel free to…

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NPWS has developed a ‘Wastewater Pre-treatment Guideline’ which applies to all premises within the Perisher Range resort areas of Perisher Valley that discharge wastewater to the Perisher Range sewerage system.  The document covers domestic grease traps, commercial grease traps, trade waste separators, pools and spas. NPWS operates a waste collection service during the winter season…

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The Department of Planning and Infrastructure Alpine Resorts Team (Department) is based in Jindabyne and has overall planning responsibility for development in the Perisher Range Resorts (including fire safety and building audits).  [Clubs are reminded that the approval of NPWS is probably required under their lease terms to any proposed development.] Clubs are encouraged to…

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The NPWS Website states: 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.  It aims to ensure that all aspects of resort operation have appropriate procedures…

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Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) is administered by the NSW Government through OEH and NPWS.  Title to land in the KNP is held by the NSW government with certain leasehold rights given to others, including SLOPES clubs, Perisher Blue and commercial operators.  The rights of lease holders are limited by a range of conditions including compliance…

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All Clubs need to prudently manage the risk of fire and the safety of occupants in their lodges, and to comply with the obligations at law and under their leases from NPWS in relation to these matters and annual fire certification. Clubs are reminded of the following: to do what they can to maximise fire…

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 Under their leases from NPWS Clubs must maintain certain insurances including in relation to premises, public liability and workers compensation (see Section II of the new lease). For over a decade SLOPES has facilitated a co-ordinated group insurance program to provide cost effective cover to help Clubs comply with these obligations. In 2013 SLOPES undertook…

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ATO Guide to the tax exemption A guide provided by the ATO allows Clubs to self assess “if their club is exempt from income tax as a society, association or club established for the encouragement of a game or sport”. Go to: https://www.ato.gov.au/Non-profit/your-organisation/in-detail/income-tax/Income-tax-exemption-and-sporting-clubs/ The starting point is that “If your club is not exempt from income…

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