Dawson Catchment Coordinating Association visits Batchfire rehabilitation sites
Batchfire welcomed the Dawson Catchment Coordinating Association (DCCA) to the Callide Mine, for a tour of our rehabilitation and catchment areas.
DCCA is responsible for developing and implementing components of the Dawson River Catchment Strategy, working collaboratively with stakeholders, locals, and industry.
The purpose of the site visit was to gain a deeper understanding of the rehabilitation process to restore mining country at the eastern headwaters of the Dawson Catchment.
We take our environmental obligations seriously, focusing on sustainable rehabilitation and integrated water management, which representatives from DCCA were able to see first-hand.
“A high point of the visit was connecting with environmental professionals who share our passion for long term land restoration and the opportunity for us to continue this relationship with annual field visits to follow progress,” said DCCA Executive Officer, Charisse Anderson.
New growth on a recently top dressed, mulched, fertilised and seeded rehabilitated area at The Hut mining area.
We are finalising our Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure Plan (PRCP), proposing a sustainable future for mined areas at the Callide Mine.
Batchfire is focused on ensuring sustainable long-term post mining land uses following resource extraction from the 4 active areas within the 16,000 hectare Callide Basin, with a track record of successful bushland rehabilitation and monitoring of key parts of the 509 ha of completed rehabilitation well underway.
“In the future, our rehabilitation areas will feature bushland, protected native forestry, and contoured land with strong potential for renewable energy projects,” said Batchfire Resources CEO, Allan Fidock.
“We are pleased to gain the support of DCCA, who are aligned with our environmental focus, and we look forward to working with them into the future.”