Anglo American, BMA put thousands of hectares of QLD land into rehab

Anglo American and BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) have expressed their commitment to rehabilitating key mining land in Queensland.

In separate announcements, Anglo American and BMA demonstrated their environmental standards by pledging to return mined land to post-mining uses.

Anglo American will spend more than $162 million over a five-year period to rehabilitate five coking coal sites in central Queensland, with the majority of the spend being spent on two open cut sites.

The company has committed around $83 million towards the Dawson open cut mine near Moura, and another $40 million will be spent on rehabilitating the Capcoal mine near Middlemount.

The company’s rehabilitation work at Dawson commenced in 2012 and focuses on rehabilitating the mine area into grazing land.

“Anglo American’s Dawson Mine has been leading the way in innovative rehabilitation approaches, including the successful rehabilitation of an area previously containing void highwall, and use of rehabilitated land for cattle grazing,” Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal chief executive officer Tyler Mitchelson said.

Meanwhile, BMA has received certification from the Queensland Government on two plots of land totalling nearly 1500 hectares.

The plots include a 1176-hectare section of land related to the Gregory Crinum underground mine near Emerald (the largest tract of mining-aff