IEMA has developed and executed closure plans for mines, ports and other facilities in Australia and New Zealand.

Our closure team has extensive industry, consulting and regulatory experience. We will understand the statutory drivers for your closure, and the optimum steps to execute closure and relinquish tenure of your facility.

IEMA has worked with companies in Australia and New Zealand such as Yancoal, Glencore, Bathurst and Rio Tinto developing corporate closure standards that are aligned to industry best practice, including the Integrated Mine Closure Good Practice Guide (ICMM 2019).

Our Mine & Facility Closure Planning service includes:

  • Project Management
  • Scoping and engaging Technical studies
  • GIS/Spatial and Document Management Systems
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Preparation of Facility Closure Plans
  • Closure Policy and development of Corporate Standards
  • Closure Cost Estimation (RCE)
  • Risk Assessment, including residual risk management.

The legacy left after your facility closes is a key measure of your contribution to sustainable development and is fundamental to your company maintaining a positive reputation and social licence to operate.

We adopt a best practice approach to closure planning by integrating it into the entire life cycle of an operation as an ongoing process of continuous review. This way we support our clients with closure plans based on a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge base spanning the regulatory, socioeconomic, cultural and environmental context in which your site operates.

Our team of closure professionals can assist you to decommission and rehabilitate your site with a structured, risk-based approach to closure planning tailored to meet your stated company closure objectives, your regulatory obligations, and the expectations of internal and external stakeholders.

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