Glencore’s coal business continues to build on its positive track record of industry leading rehabilitation with 76 hectares of rehabilitated mined land at Ulan Coal Mine Complex receiving NSW Government sign-off.
The rehabilitation, equivalent to more than 95 football fields, has met all closure criteria and objectives set by the Department of Planning and Environment and the NSW Resources Regulator.
Ulan Coal’s Environment and Community Manager, Lucy Stuart, said the rehabilitation now provides habitat for a diverse range of native fauna and flora.
“The certification covers two former open cut mining areas that now comprise 57 hectares of red iron bark and grey box forest and 79 hectares of native woodland,” she said.
“Our detailed monitoring programs have identified the presence of eight threatened species within these areas, including the Painted Honeyeater and Glossy Black Cockatoo, which is a fantastic result.”
Ulan Coal’s General Manager, Peter Ostermann, said the achievement is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the workforce.
“This marks the second major milestone for our Ulan Coal Mine Complex, having achieved Government certification on 50 hectares of rehabilitation back in 2020,” he said.
“Our process involves planning rehabilitation as early in a mine’s life as possible and ensures it is resourced, budgeted and delivered.”