MINE CLOSURE STANDARDS AND POLICY
We are currently assisting clients in:
Hunter Valley, NSW
North & South Island New Zealand
When a mines life draws to an end it is required to have an appropriate Mine Closure Plan protocol in place that aligns with corporate and state standards. A mine who has less than 5 years left on their Life of Mine must compile a Detailed Closure Plan to outline a process which will eventually lead to relinquishment of the land.
Conceptual and Detailed Mine Closure plans are just as extensive as Mine Operations Plans, and some refer to it as a "reverse Environmental Impact Statement". This includes identifying stakeholders, rehabilitating mining domains, recognising potential post-mining land uses and possible risks and opportunities. These outcomes must keep in mind overall costs and initial required rehabilitation requirements which are approved by state regulators and corporate agreements. We are currently working with multiple mine sites around Eastern Australia and New Zealand to help develop mine closure plans.