Fortescue’s mine closure planning is focussed on returning the land to a state that will provide future use and value once mining is complete.
Mine closure is initially considered during the feasibility phase of project development, when objectives are discussed and agreed with stakeholders and strategies to minimise environmental impacts are developed.
Over the life of each operation, strategies are refined and details on how objectives will be met and measured are provided via mine closure plans. To ensure maximum effectiveness in rehabilitation activities, mine closure plans are regularly updated to include findings from targeted research and trials.
Find out more about Fortescue's approach to mine closure planning.