MINING INDUSTRY POLICY EXTENSION

 

Research Supervision: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Tein McDonald and Dr Jason Stevens

Objectives: Develop researcher capacity for transparency of ecosystem restoration capability in the mining sector.

Outcomes: Assessment of restoration standards achieved in the mining sector; New Standard Guidelines for mining sector established and published.


 

By Chris Tiemann

A number of State and Territory governments have developed mine closure policies and supporting guidelines to regulate the extractive industry. Many mining companies also have policies and standards that define how mine closure should be approached within their business. However the degree to which these policies, guidelines and standards are applied across State and Territory governments and between mining companies varies greatly.