What is mine rehabilitation?
According to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, mine rehab (rehabilitation) is “the process used to repair the impacts of mining on the environment. Mine rehabilitation can also be referred to as coal mine rehabilitation, land rehabilitation, mine site rehabilitation or mine site restoration.
Why should a mine site be rehabilitated?
According to the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, there are four key factors that make up the business case for mine rehabilitation. They are: 1. Project approval 2. Compliance risk 3. Financial liability 4. Reputational risk
Who regulates mine rehabilitation in Australia?
Mine rehabilitation is regulated by the State Government. Queensland - Department of Environment and Science Western Australia - Department of Mines and Petroleum New South Wales - Department of Planning and Environment South Australia - Department of Energy and Mining Northern Territory - Department of Primary Industry and Resources Victoria - Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Tasmania - Environmental Protection Authority & Department of State Growth
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