Mine rehabilitation


Closing Ranger, protecting Kakadu

The Ranger uranium mine, which has operated since 1980, is surrounded by the dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. This report reviews the 2020 Ranger Mine Closure Plan and finds the objective that a rehabilitated site be incorporated into Kakadu National Park is being...

Rehabilitating mines

This audit examines if the State of Victoria is effectively managing its exposure to liabilities from the rehabilitation of mines on private and public land.

A review of mine rehabilitation condition setting in Western Australia

Rehabilitating land following mining is a major and growing issue for Western Australia, with around 2.5 million hectares of land currently under an active mining lease. This project collected and analysed publicly available information on the conditions for mine site rehabilitation in Western Australia.

A framework for developing mine-site completion criteria in Western Australia: project report

This report outlines environmental criteria that mine operators can use to demonstrate they have successfully and sustainably rehabilitated their site after mining. While the new guidance primarily targets the resources sector, other industries can potentially use the guidance when undertaking ecological restoration.

Rehabilitation of mining and resources projects and power station ash dams as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities

The bulk of this report deals with issues relating to the rehabilitation of mining and resources projects in Australia. Issues relating to the rehabilitation of power station ash dams, examined under the inquiry's expanded terms of reference, are dealt with in a standalone chapter of...