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The 2019 Annual Mine Rehab Conference will bring leading professionals, stakeholders and companies together to improve the future of mining rehabilitation.

The 9th Annual Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference is organised by the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) in conjunction with the University of Newcastle and is a significant event on the Hunter Region calendar. With more than 300 delegates anticipated to attend, it is one of the largest mining rehabilitation conferences in Australia.

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The conference is an important avenue for our industry to promote the use of best practice approaches in the management of rehabilitation of mines lands. Conference themes include:

  • ecological restoration and rehabilitation science
  • research and or best practice
  • case studies along with achievements and lessons
  • the regulatory environment now and the future
  • biodiversity assessment now and the future
  • mine voids and pit lakes 

“Mining in the Hunter Region is vast and will continue long past my lifetime with new leases opening up,” said University of Newcastle Emeritus Professor Tim Roberts. 

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“It is imperative that we plan for remediation of those lands before mining begins. Good planning takes time, research and conversations – such as those that delegates will engage in throughout the conference,” Tim added.

CRC CARE Managing Director Professor Ravi Naidu said that, given the rich history of the Mine Rehab Conference under the Tom Farrell Institute, he is very happy that the event is able to continue with CRC CARE.

“This is an important event focusing on an increasingly urgent issue,” said Professor Naidu. “Presenters and delegates will seek to answer such crucial questions as, ‘What is the best use of post-mining landscapes?’, ‘What is impact of current research on existing practices?’, and ‘How can we improve our commitment to the community to remediate these lands?’”

Wed June 19th: Workshops at University of Newcastle NewSpace campus.
Thu June 20th: Full day conference followed by a Gala Dinner at ​Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre.
Fri June 21st: Mine Tours at locations TBC.
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