Final landform design

In Queensland, mining operators are required to submit a final landform design based on the proposed post-mining land use and demonstrate that the land will be safe and structurally stable. There are a range of approaches to design landforms which most often employ a modelling tool to predict long-term stability. Modelling investigations consider key aspects such as slope length and gradient, material characteristics, responses to climatic events and extremes and groundcover rates. The Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner is undertaking work to provide leading practice advice regarding modelling final mine waste landforms in Queensland.

Publications will be made available here once completed.

Implications for leading practice

These documents distil the work undertaken on a particular topic and present our views on how it may be used by those working towards leading practice rehabilitation.

Technical papers

These documents present academic and expert industry knowledge of technical facets regarding leading practice rehabilitation.

Student reports

These documents are outputs of student projects undertaken as part of industry placements.

Conference papers

These documents are papers we have presented at conferences.

Journal articles

These documents are journal articles we have authored and have reproduced with permission.