Local community involvement in the development of design criteria and regular liaison with regulators to develop statutory documentation have been key to the success of our rehabilitation project at Commodore Mine.
The mine is located in a rich agricultural region close to farms and the township of Millmerran. It is therefore essential that rehabilitation of the post-mining landform be capable of supporting long-term primary industries, such as grazing.
The project includes topsoil management and revegetation, as a component of which we have developed an integrated weed management system to ensure successful establishment of new flora. The project is self-sufficient in its water use, and prioritises innovative rehabilitation practices that minimise disturbance and protect rare grass.
The rehabilitation program is in the final stages of obtaining regulatory approval and has been independently assessed as meeting analogue undisturbed monitoring criteria for successive years.