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CRC TiME has initiated a portfolio of foundational projects designed to identify the disconnects in knowledge, behaviour and institutions that inhibit the opportunities for orderly mine closure and relinquishment, that catalyses ongoing regional development.

Following extensive consultation and contributions to an ideation process, 22 foundational projects emerged as priorities for investment. This portfolio of projects has a cash value of $1.9 million which will largely be expended in the 2021 calendar year.  The total value of the portfolio is $4.9 million which includes significant in-kind investment from across the CRC partners.


Regional Economic Development

Project 1.1

Towards a framework for cumulative regional impact assessment

Project 1.1 Fact Sheet

Project 1.2

Post Mining Land use

Project 1.3

Mapping the regulation of mine closure


Project 1.4

Understanding local readiness for closure: initiating a multi-stakeholder participatory approach


Risk, Evaluation and Planning

Project 2.1

Understanding stakeholder values in post-mining economies

Project 2.2

Exploring the issues in mine closure planning

Project 2.3

Current tools, techniques and gaps in evaluating mine closure

Project 2.4

Quantifying risks and opportunities from mine closure


Operational Solutions

Project 3.1

Integration of biophysical aspects of mine closure planning

Project 3.2

Transforming disparate approaches to remote sensing and monitoring to industry best practice

Project 3.3

Mine site water: options for extracting value from open pits

Project 3.3 Fact Sheet

Project 3.4

Returning ecosystem resilience

Project 3.5

Mined landform stability and its impact on transitioning for regional benefits

Project 3.6

Barriers to reducing acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD) risk

Project 3.7

Comparative Closure: assessing the biophysical closure challenges of different mining methods

Project 3.8

Increasing bio-available plant nutrients in mineral waste

Project 3.9

Climate change, vegetation & risk for rehabilitation success

Project 3.10

Improved prediction, remediation and closure of AMD/NMD sites by examination of mine waste behaviour at the meso-scale

Project 3.12

Long-term performance of cover system at Kidston

Project 3.13

Australian Seed Scaling Initiative

Data Integration, Forecasting and Scale

Project 4.1

Dynamically transforming environmental assessment through a shared analytics framework

Project 4.2

Mine Rehabilitation Trials Online (MRTO)

Project 4.3

Network of demonstration and testing sites

Project 4.4

The CRC TiME Knowledge Hub (e-library)

Project 4.5

Abandoned mines in Australia


Project 5.1

Defining our path to impact

Project 5.2

Foundations for Indigenous Inclusion

Project 5.3

Transitions and climate change

Project 5.1 Fact Sheet