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Completion Criteria Development for Mine Closure Planning

Developing completion criteria for a successful transition to post-mining land use

  • Pilbara Region, Western Australia

    Pilbara Region, Western Australia

Supporting the resources sector with the development of robust, evidence-based completion criteria

In the mining industry, the development of completion criteria is a necessary part of mine closure planning. It indicates the success of rehabilitation and enables a mining operator to determine when their liability for an area will cease. Our team has a long history of developing completion criteria for various mines across Australia. We’ve contributed best practice advice with our involvement in the Western Australian Biodiversity Institute’s 2019 project titled, ‘A framework for developing mine-site completion criteria in Western Australia.’

In the Pilbara region, we developed quantitative completion criteria by reviewing current and historical rehabilitation monitoring data across our client’s mine sites. We focused on vegetation and erosion parameters to investigate whether the rehabilitated landform was stable, self-sustaining, and compatible with post-mining land uses. After reviewing monitoring data and interrogating it to identify key ecological trends, we produced site-specific criteria.

Effective evidence-based completion criteria helps demonstrate that mine closure activities have been successfully carried out and that environmental risks and health and safety impacts are at an acceptable level.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Natasha Banning, Group Lead, Rehabilitation, Closure and Geoscience

I love that I can work towards restoring ecosystems that have been disturbed while improving the environmental outcomes for our projects.
Natasha Banning Group Lead, Rehabilitation, Closure and Geoscience Read More

David Jasper, Environmental Science Technical Leader

Our Perth office serves a geographically diverse state, with a large and diverse resources industry—which means a lot of opportunity.
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Natasha Banning

Group Lead, Rehabilitation, Closure and Geoscience

David Jasper

Environmental Science Technical Leader

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