Office of the Environment and Heritage
Storage Reduction Program
This portal will provide you with up to date information and key detail regarding storage reduction, decluttering and records management to prepare for your upcoming move.
Access the information from the buttons below
Clear the Clutter Timeline
Staff Briefing Pack
Waste Streams Poster
Records Management Process
The Records Management team will assist Branches with the Records Management process.
As part of the process, every item must be assessed to determine if it is a record. All records must be registered in CM9 and sentenced to determine the period for which they need to be kept prior to disposal. Even if the retention period has already been met, the record must go through this process before it can be disposed of.
Only authorised persons can dispose of records. This must be done in accordance with the State Records Act 1998 and a certificate of destruction must be completed.
How can staff prepare?
At this stage, staff are advised not to discard any hard copy papers or other items that could potentially be a record. You can, however, prepare for this process by taking some time to look through your documents to understand what you have:
Assess your paper for records and sort into three categories:
It’s a record
It’s not a record
Dispose of it
Review or ask Records