Where SMI-CMLR Works

SMI-CMLR origins began in the mineral and energy-rich State of Queensland, contributing extensively to the rehabilitation challenges of the large open-cut coal mines of the Bowen Basin in central Queensland. Bauxite mines on Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland, the heavy mineral sands resources of North Stradbroke Island off the south-east coast, the open-pit gold mines in the mid-north of the State, the base metals mines in the north-west and the oilfields of the south-west, all became a part of the Centre’s state-wide field research laboratories. The national expansion then brought in mining and processing sites and operations that included New South Wales, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Internationally the Centre has been engaged in research and training activities more than 20 countries, with current active research collaborations in seven global locations.

Bowen Basin Coalfields:

Century (QLD)

Curragh (QLD)

Gove (NT)

Karara (WA)

McArthur River (NT)

Mt Isa (QLD)

Ranger Uranium Mine (NT)

Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to capture high-resolution remote sensing data for mine rehabilitation and closure

Borneo - Sabah Parks                                                                   

Chile - Santiago, Concepcion, Antofagasta

China - Beijing, Dexing, Ganzhou, Changsha

France - Nancy


Wildlife Dispersal Modelling for Road Mitigation Purposes

Identification of wildlife crossing locations to mitigate the effects of a proposed expressway


Myanmar - Mandalay

New Caledonia