CMLR Research Partnerships

CMLR Research Partnerships

Current Research Partnerships

Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP):

  • Risk assessment tools to support end use decisions for mined land in the Bowen Basin
  • Soil organic matter and green carbon in rehabilitation: their role in the carbon balance
  • Assessing environmental safety of in-pit disposal of tailings
  • Monitoring surface condition of landscape features subject to mining subsidence with very high resolution imagery
  • Managing Dig: Ensuring currency in an invaluable resource

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA):

  • Understanding spoil salinity issues for the closure of Gregory-Crinum mine
  • Testing the performance of scenarios for in-pit tailings cover designs using finite element based solute-transport models

Centennial Coal Pty Limited:

  • An assessment of the monitoring programs in the Newnes Plateau shrub swamp communities in the western coalfields of NSW
  • Identifying the presence and condition of rare and threatened species within the first stage of the Airly mine plan

Glencore MIM Copper (Mt Isa Mines and Ernest Henry):

  • Metals to land, water and air: Sources, pathways, receptors
  • Understanding tailings geochemistry to predict seepage characteristics at closure
  • Development options for a root zone and revegetation strategy for base metal tailings
  • Rehabilitation monitoring at the Ernest Henry Mine

Glencore MIM Zinc (Mt Isa):

  • The role of vegetation in the water balance of constructed covers over mine wastes
  • Testing of materials potentially usable as a hydraulic barrier for modified cover trials

Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL): 

  • Monitoring the development of rehabilitation areas at the Phosphate Hill mine

Mine Reclamation Corporation of Korea (MIRECO):

  • The role of power station coal ash in mine site reclamation: A review of relevant properties and a strategy for South Korea

Rio Tinto Coal Australia (RTCA):

  • Koala Venture Program

Rio Tinto (Northparkes Mines):

  • Developing a closure strategy for current tailings storage facilities at Northparkes

Sibelco Australia Limited:

  • Examining faunal colonisation of rehabilitation areas using remote monitoring on North Stradbroke Island (NSI)
  • Understanding the movement and behaviour of koalas on NSI
  • Assessing the development of native ecosystems on NSI
  • Monitoring vegetation at the base of the escarpment on NSI
  • Remediation strategies for difficult soil conditions at the Yarraman mine on NSI

Wesfarmers Curragh Pty Limited:

  • Understanding the progression of rehabilitated landscapes at the Curragh coal mine