At Xstrata Coal, we take our responsibility for the environment very seriously. We understand that mining inevitably has some impact on the natural environment and our aim is to minimise these impacts, rehabilitate areas disturbed during our operations and preserve or restore the long-term health and viability of the environment around our mines.
Our approach is the same for the proposed mine in Wandoan. We will manage our mining operations with consideration for the local flora, fauna and waterways, and implement leading management practices and standards to minimise and manage any potential impacts from dust, noise and vibration, and to manage our greenhouse footprint.
In March 2012, the Queensland Land Court recommended the Queensland Government approve the mining lease applications for the Xstrata Coal Wandoan Project.
The Project received conditional environmental approval from the Federal Government in March 2011. This approval followed consideration of the Project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Supplementary EIS, and the Queensland Coordinator-General’s report for the Project by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
The Project received environmental approval from the Queensland Government in accordance with the conditions in the Coordinator-General’s Report for the Project in November 2010.
For more information on our commitment to the environment, please download a summary of the Coordinator-General’s report on the Project or view the full report on the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning's website.