ACARP Mine Closure and Rehabilitation Wiki Project

ACARP C24067 Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Wiki

CMLR is conducting research in order to capture and make accessible informal knowledge held by mine rehabilitation practitioners, which will lead to the development of a Mine Rehabilitation and Closure (MRC) Wiki as a tool for knowledge sharing and dissemination.  ACARP has funded this project to draw on CQMRG’s knowledge base towards facilitating the sharing of knowledge about rehabilitation and closure practices specifically for the coal fields of Central Queensland.

Managing Mining Legacies Newsletter

Newsletter Issue #8, 26 May 2014
Newsletter Issue #7, 28 November 2013

Managing Mining Legacies

The Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation hosted a ‘Managing Mining Legacies’ forum 16-17 July 2012 at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. The forum focussed on leading practice abandoned/legacy mine programs (Day 1) and databases for risk assessment and decision making (Day 2).

The highlight of the forum were keynote presentations by two Canadian speakers, Gregg Stewart and Gilles Tremblay.

Research Support Facilities

CMLR has in-house facilities, ranging from laboratories to mine approved vehicles, to support research and postgraduate teaching.

CMLR's Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Utilising RPA or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies, CMLR can determine the extent of erosion and vegetative cover across an entire site, or selected problematic areas.

CMLR Online Herbarium

The online herbarium has been developed with Silver Biology and CMLR, initially enabled as a component of an industry grant. Many projects at CMLR require simple to advanced plant identifications as a fundamental step in researching the rehabilitation of disturbed land and the effects of mining. And a number of locations where we work have limited identification resources available.

DIG Bibliographic Database

The Dig rehabilitation bibliographic database was developed to provide industry, government, researchers and other interested parties with reference information relevant to the rehabilitation of land after coal mining. The database is an online source of annotated reference material including bibliographies of reports, books, journal articles and conference proceedings.