A new partnership has triggered the process for researchers and industry to work together and map the way forward for restoration research on Banded Ironstone Formations (BIFs) of the Yilgarn Plateau.

The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) and Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) partnership brings together Curtin University, the University of Western Australia and Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

At a recent workshop, we brought together partner researchers to discuss the biodiversity values and ecological restoration of BIFs of the Yilgarn Plateau.


The Centre for Mine Site Restoration was featured in the ASIA Miner last week!

A $6.7 million research centre based at Curtin University in Western Australia will partner with mining companies to apply world-class science to the rehabilitation of retired mine sites. The Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) aims to connect high-end science with on-ground practice in mining restoration, and to train the next generation of high-level researchers to be industry-ready.


A new A$6.7 million (US$5 million) research centre in Western Australia is partnering with miners to apply world-class science to rehabilitate old mine sites.

The ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) is based at Curtin University and directed by eminent botanist Professor Kingsley Dixon, who said the local mining sector was a world-leader in environmental repair but needed to do more.

SCIENCE will be applied to mine-site rehabilitation with the establishment of the Australian Research Council Centre for Mine Site Restoration at Western Australia’s Curtin University.

An Australian-first project has lured scientists to Perth from across the globe to work with resources companies on restoring huge tracts of WA land left barren after mining is done.  

The $6.7 million new centre at Curtin University is led by botanist Kingsley Dixon, former director of science at Kings Park and 2016 WA Scientist of the Year.