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Newlands has long been working towards transforming land disturbed by mining into habitat suitable for flora and fauna or land for grazing. In 2017, Newlands was the first open-cut coal mine in Queensland to receive certification (sign off that conditions have been achieved and sustained) from the State Government for approximately 73 hectares of rehabilitated land.
Learn more about Newlands’ rehabilitation and its milestone of attaining certification.
Rolleston has demonstrated commitment to progressive rehabilitation with the primary objective of returning land disturbed by mining to pasture for livestock grazing. In June 2018, Rolleston had approximately 220 hectares of rehabilitated land certified by the State Government adding to Glencore’s portfolio.
Watch how the team at Rolleston is making the transformation.
Wilkie Creek, Peabody
Wilkie Creek has transformed land disturbed by mining into a rehabilitated landform tried and tested for pastoral activities. Successful cattle grazing and Rhodes grass baling demonstration studies have been undertaken in consultation with local landholders showing the transition to the next land use. The team at Wilkie Creek is currently working towards having rehabilitation certified.
Learn more about Wilkie Creek’s rehabilitation and watch how the site is being prepared and trialed for the next land use.
Millennium is on target to complete its rehabilitation of mined land two years ahead of schedule (by 2020) demonstrating the operation’s commitment to its environmental obligations and long-term sustainability.
Watch Millennium’s progress in accelerating its rehabilitation.
New Acland, New Hope Group
New Hope Group’s industry leading rehabilitation practices have been formally recognised by the Queensland Government with the certification of 349 hectares of progressively rehabilitated mined land, which has been returned to pastoral operations, at New Acland coal mine.
Watch how the team at New Acland have transformed the site and successfully demonstrated the co-existence of two land uses.