Identifying residual void post-mining land uses

Historically, open cut mining practices have left open pits in place at the end of mining. In some instances, mine voids could be backfilled to create an area of land suitable for a post-mining land use (PMLU) such as grazing or native ecosystems. When this is not possible, voids are left in place and become a residual void. The Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner undertook this work to describe leading practice approaches in identifying PMLUs for residual voids.


Implications for leading practice

Technical papers

A student report related to post-mining land uses for mine voids is available.

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

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Conference papers

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Journal articles

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