We see rehabilitation as one of the most critical aspects of mining.
The final land use for mined areas will be determined in consultation with landowners, and within the bounds of approval requirements set by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
The rehabilitation process begins well before mining commences, with studies and biological surveys undertaken on the areas that will be mined. This helps us to understand the composition of the landform and its uses.
Once the bauxite has been mined, the pit is prepared for rehabilitation by re-contouring the mined pit to match the surrounding land. Overburden and topsoil are then returned, either from stockpiles or directly from areas being prepared for mining. Native vegetation, crop or pasture species are then seeded, depending on the pre-mining land use. The rehabilitation is monitored to ensure that the result matches the prescription for the area and to support the ongoing improvement of the process.
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