and experienced management teams lead the company’s rehabilitation programmes
with a focus on enhancing land form after mining to improve stability,
draining, soil productivity and other important criteria.
Cristal Mining’s operations in parts of the Ginkgo and Snapper mines in the East and Gwindinup mine in the West are now undergoing progressive restoration and rehabilitation. At the Eastern states operations the local stakeholders review the environmental and rehabilitation performance through the current Annual Environmental Monitoring Review (AEMR) review meetings, which are held annually. The local community interacts with the rehabilitation operation, via an Environmental Review Committee, that meets every six months.
Cristal Mining has developed a range of environmental management plans for the development of the Pooncarie Project, in accordance with the requirements of the development consents and other statutory and contractual obligations. Wherever possible, low-impact techniques are used to minimise disturbance to the natural environment.
Cristal Mining has developed world-class rehabilitation methods and aims to apply best practice to areas disturbed by mining. An example of this is rehabilitation at the Ginkgo minesite which has received a high commendation award from the NSW Minerals Council, which has gained recognition at a national level.