Mine gets re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion tick

Central and North Rural Weekly - - SPECIAL REPORT -

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

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