The report includes an Australian-first analysis of the economic potential for businesses that offer equipment, technology and services to meet the growing demand for mine closure and transitions solutions.
Undertaken by CSIRO for CRC TiME, the report:
- provides new analysis on expected mine closures to 2040 and associated annual expenditure on mine rehabilitation and closure
- identifies industry opportunities related to engagement and partnership, waste reduction and recovery, mine rehabilitation, and land use transitions
- makes recommendations for individual and multistakeholder actions across industry and government to enable the sector to grow to its full potential
Project partners include Minerals Research Institute Western Australia, Intract, Fortescue, enviroMETS, GHD, k2fly, METS Ignited, Okane, the Queensland Government and the University of Queensland.
Part of the Australian Government’s flagship research and innovation program, CRC TiME brings together diverse partners to help reimagine and transform what happens after mining ends for the better.