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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. In November 2019, they achieved certification for another 166 hectares adding to Glencore’s growing 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 in collaboration with local landholders. In February 2019, approximately 87 hectares of rehabilitated land was certified by the Queensland Government.
Learn more about Wilkie Creek’s rehabilitation and watch how the site is being transitioned to 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.
Dawson Mine, Anglo American
Anglo American continues to pursue best practice mine rehabilitation across its business, including at Dawson Mine. This operation has been leading the way in innovative rehabilitation approaches, such as blasting techniques to reshape void highwalls, to achieve a post-mining landform for future use with the focus being grazing.
Learn more about how the team at Dawson Mine are rehabilitating the site and transforming it to the next land use.
Gregory Crinum, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance has undertaken a broad scope of restorative works to rehabilitate the land both during the course of its mining activities and after they had ceased. In October 2018, 1,176 hectares of rehabilitated land was certified by the Queensland Government. This represented the largest tract of mining affected land ever certified by the State.
Learn more about Gregory Crinum’s rehabilitation and its milestone of attaining certification.
Norwich Park, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance has transformed land disturbed by mining into a rehabilitated landform used for grazing by neightbouring landholders. In February 2019, 294 hectares of rehabilitated land was certified by the Queensland Government, which adds to the company’s growing portfolio in leading environmental practices.
Learn more about Norwich Park’s rehabilitation and how the site is being transitioned to the next land use.