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The Challenge

Australia has thousands and thousands of abandoned minesites. Fewer than 10 of these minesites have been handed over to government or given alternate uses. Mines either stay with the mining company as a liability or are abandoned completely, tying up capital, degrading ecology and negatively impacting communities.

The Solution = Collaboration

Uniting to deliver a resilient post mine future – Our unique partnership model

CRC TiME brings together over 70 partners across all stakeholder groups who are contributing their networks, time and knowledge to enable change.

Over $130 million is being spent over the next 10 years on collaborative research and development projects by CRC TiME.

With national coordination and leadership under the umbrella of CRC TiME, we are creating opportunities to bring Australian innovation in the emerging mine closure sector to the global market.

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Latest News

Inaugural HDR scholarship students

We are thrilled to announce our first three HDR students are Ebony Cowan, Liz Wall and Jake Eckersley.

Research Priorities outlined

Setting the building blocks for ground-breaking studies

New Research Director

Welcome Professor Tom Measham, an internationally recognised research leader

Healing Country

CRC TiME Director, Vanessa Elliott shares her perspective

Climate change

CRC TiME investigates impact of climate change on coal mine rehabilitation

Job Opportunities at CRC TiME

We have vacancies in Perth and Brisbane

Delivering value across multiple sectors

Independent economic analysis indicates CRC TiME will deliver up to $2.4 billion* to the Australian economy over the next 10 years. Beyond the direct financial impacts, CRC TiME will facilitate sustainable ecosystems, more prosperous livelihoods and strengthen the social license for mining companies.

*Source: $2.4b is before discounting and unadjusted for risk. After discounting and risk weighting is applied, expected 10 year NPV is $476m; Synergies Economic Consulting, 2020

Focusing on sites and regions through Regional Hubs

CRC TiME is developing meaningful relationships with local communities across seven regional hubs, to understand issues on a regional scale.

Focussing research in a variety of environments across Australia ensures our new solutions are transferrable into different mining environments across Australia and the world.

Regional Hubs provide focus for testing and demonstration of solutions in situ and delivery of education and training around developing closed and abandoned mine environments.

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