Mine gets rehabilitation tick
QUEENSLAND Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane praised New Hope’s environmental credentials after the company received certification from the Queensland Government for 349 hectares of progressively rehabilitated land at its New Acland coal operations on the Darling Downs.
“New Hope has a resolute commitment to rehabilitating mined land and this is another example of the company’s leading practices when it comes to the sustainability of mining in regional Queensland,” he said.
“I applaud New Hope and the high standards set by its rehabilitation team, which has achieved the largest single area of certified rehabilitation for an open-cut coal mine in Queensland. Queensland’s resources industry adheres to world-class environmental standards with a strong focus on the rehabilitation of land post mining. This commitment is delivered through the resources industry’s close and productive partnerships with other land users and local communities.”
GRAZING SUCCESS: New Hope Group, through its New Acland coal mine, is proving rehabilitated mining land can get a second lease on life. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED