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Completion criteria & risk based monitoring

Translocation trial, Mt Gibson. Image: EPA

PROGRAM: Mine rehabilitation and closure 


Completion criteria and risk based monitoring  

This project will deliver a framework and recommendations for developing site-specific completion criteria and associated monitoring for Western Australian post-mining rehabilitation. The framework and recommendations will be included in a report that presents an analysis of relevant state, national and international rehabilitation research and is informed by industry consultation and leading experts.

Mine site closure: addressing the environmental challenges 

The project addresses key priorities expressed by industry and government and will analyse state, national and international rehabilitation research to provide a scientific basis for government policy and future research.

It will also inform and assist industry to develop rehabilitation actions for mine closure plans and associated monitoring for Western Australian mine site closure and relinquishment.

The role of WABSI in the project

WABSI enabled the development of this project and will continue to play key role in bringing industry, research and government partners together to develop a framework to address the needs of the State.

WABSI works closely with the research delivery team and is Chair of the Research Steering Committee and the Industry Advisory Group.

The former provides advice on key decisions regarding the scope of the project and governance to the project team. The Industry Advisory Group provides advice and feedback to the Research Steering Committee, regarding end user industry requirements, expectations and knowledge that will support the delivery of the project.

Project partners

Key project partners include Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Iluka, Alcoa, Hanson, Independence Group, South32, Roy Hill, BHP and Rio Tinto.

The project is being delivered by the Department of Biodiversity,Conservation and Attractions; Curtin University; Murdoch University; Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia.

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