The strategy will assess the feasibility of the pit lake rehabilitation option for the three mines from a regional perspective.

The strategy will define the goals to be achieved for the rehabilitation of the three mines. These goals will be high-level rather than prescriptive but will provide clear direction to the mine licensees, the community and government on:

  • acceptable approaches to rehabilitation
  • expected outcomes from the rehabilitation in terms of the limits to be placed on any impacts arising from rehabilitation
  • the opportunities for future beneficial use of the land and water bodies that may be developed through rehabilitation
  • coordination of rehabilitation and the oversight of the rehabilitation processes
  • the approach to managing long term monitoring, maintenance and reporting of rehabilitation outcomes
  • the financial and organisational provisions required to support effective rehabilitation and management of any long term liabilities arising from the rehabilitation.