Current Partners

Mining Companies

METS Companies

Government/Community

Researchers

Alcoa
BHP
Mining3
FMG
Iluka
Newmont Gold Corp
Rio Tinto
South32
MMG

3RZ,
AgGrow,
Aurecon,
Decipher,
Deswik,
Ecocene,
EcoPlant Australia Pty Ltd,
EIANZ,
Golder,
Landloch,
Ozius,
Phibion,
SSG
Geoscience Australia,
Supervising Scientist
State Governments
  • WA,
  • Qld,
  • NT,
Chemcentre,
WA Biodiversity Science Institute,
NRM: Rangelands & PHCC,
Regional Development: PDC,
SW RDA' Regional Implementation Committee (Pilbara)

Universities:

  • Queensland,
  • Western Australia,
  • South Australia
  • Adelaide,
  • Curtin,
  • Murdoch,
  • Flinders
  • Federation,
  • Reading (UK)
CSIRO
Australian Genome Research Facility

 

Supported by leading Industry bodies: ICMM, MCA, CMEWA, AMEC, ACARP, AMIRA and Austmine

Building Scale through investment

These current partners have declared financial support to the proposed CRC over a ten year period (2020 – 2030) as follows)

 

Cash

In-kind

Total

Industry/State

$16.7 M

$34.2 M

$50.9 M

Researchers

$13.7 M

$39.5M

$53.2 M

CRC request

$29.5 M

 

$29.5 M

Totals

$59.9 M

$73.7 M

$133.6 M

 

Linked to major industry and government priorities and initiatives

In a letter of support, Tom Butler, International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) CEO states “Over the next decade many mines across the globe face closure making it an increasing priority for the industry, government and communities to understand and address the environmental, social and economic aspects of mine closure”.

In February 2019, the Commonwealth Government published a National Resources statement, identifying the need for:

  • Regional environmental outcomes, and recognition of related export opportunities
  • Stronger, more engaged communities through mining transitions
  • Long term mine rehabilitation and closure research and development

All Australian state governments reliant on mining are reforming processes to deliver better rehabilitation and mine closure outcomes, recognising mine relinquishment and post mine transitions as a ‘whole of government’ issue.

 

Linked Australian Initiatives

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR)

All centres within the Sustainable Minerals Institute at UQ (and key initiatives such as the social aspects of mine closure research consortium 2019-2021)

The WA Biodiversity Science Institute (bringing industry, government and research partners in WA together to co-develop rehabilitation research priorities)

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics and Mining3 (mining research centres)

The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (ARC Centre of Excellence Program at Flinders University)

Research commissioned under the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) and Australian Mining Industry Research Association (AMIRA)

Coordination with other research investments in the mining value chain including:

  • Waste and risk research in the CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction
  • Waste stream processing research within the Future Batteries CRC
  • Drilling and exploration activity within the MinEX CRC
  • Interoperability frameworks developed by the proposed MI4, if formed