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Mineral Resources Tasmania

Rehabilitation of Mines 2021 - 2022 Annual Review

MRT has released its review of rehabilitation of abandoned mines in 2021 - 2022. The document can be downloaded below.

The Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 (MRDA) makes provision for the Minister to undertake rehabilitation of abandoned mines. Section 181 of the MRDA allows the Minister to establish a Rehabilitation of Mining Lands Trust Fund (RTF) which is administered by a committee, including members from regulatory bodies, Crown land managers, and industry organisations. The RTF receives an annual grant from the Government to undertake rehabilitation activities.

Activity in the 2021 – 2022 abandoned mines rehabilitation program was spread across twelve sites. Major projects included subsidence repairs at Zeehan and Federation Mine and investigative works at Side Creek (part of the Storeys Creek Mine). Water quality monitoring was carried out at Anchor, Endurance, Royal George, Merrywood, and Balfour by Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT) staff. Weed control programs were continued at Royal George, Sisters Hills, Frankford, Queensberry, and Balfour.

Download the report.