Newcrest practises progressive landscape rehabilitation, undertaking continual work throughout the life of a mine.
When progressive rehabilitation is integrated into mine plans it can reduce the scope and cost of rehabilitation at mine closure.
Each operation sets rehabilitation objectives based on considerations such as regulatory requirements, mine plan objectives, business resources, closure plan objectives and stakeholder considerations.
Our approach to progressive rehabilitation aligns with regulator and stakeholder expectations, while taking into account the availability of operational areas based on mine plans.
We consider whether future mining is likely to affect specific areas of the mine footprint to avoid rehabilitated areas being redisturbed later.