New Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure Plan will create a productive and sustainable legacy for the Callide Mine.
Batchfire Resources has developed a new Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure Plan (PRCP) which lays out our vision for the future of the Callide Mine.
The proposed PRCP is a key element of our strategy for rehabilitating the Callide Mine site. It will be submitted to the Department of Environment and Science for consideration under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
Batchfire is the freehold and leasehold land holder of around 16,000 hectares across the Callide Rangelands over the Callide Basin.
Our commitment is to responsibly develop the resources of this large area while planning for sustainable, long-term land uses after mining activity has ceased.
Batchfire Resources CEO, Allan Fidock, said the proposed post-mining land uses will leave a productive and sustainable legacy for future generations.
“Engaging directly with our local community was a crucial stage in the creation of the draft Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure Plan,” Mr Fidock said.
“We appreciate that many people have an ongoing interest in the future of the Callide Mine site and we greatly value their opinions.
“The community consultation period we facilitated earlier in 2022 ensured that people could have their voices heard as part of our planning process.
“I am grateful to everyone who provided feedback,” he said. “These important contributions helped to guide the draft PRCP which will be considered by the Queensland Government.”
If approved the PRCP will be fundamental to protecting the local environment, benefitting the Callide Valley and wider region.
Productive future outcomes could include bushland, sustainable grazing, soil reconditioning for carbon sequestration, protected areas of native forestry, and contouring rehabilitated land to maximise the potential for renewable energy.
In the past the Callide Mine has successfully returned mined areas to bushland featuring native trees and pastoral grasses.
These stable and self-sustaining locations promote vegetation growth to support the local habitat and reduce erosion.