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Mining and the Community

The relationship between mines and the local community is another important component of this program. Tools are being developed to measure the cummulative impact of mining for example.


Mining and the Community (11 Reports)

Age Related Changes in Work Ability and Injury Risk in Underground and Open Cut Coal Miners

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C1308101/10/2005
Author: Tony Parker, Charles Worringham, Kristi Greig, Shelley Woods | QUT

The ageing of the Australian workforce poses particular challenges to the coal mining industry, in which 60% of the workforce is aged over 40. Preventing injury, reducing its impact, and maintaining good health in an older workforce requires better understanding of the relationships between ....  read more

 

Approval and Planning Assessment of Black Coal Mines in NSW and Qld: A Review of Economic Assessment Techniques

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C2301601/10/2014
Author: Jonathon Kingsley-Mills, Simon Deeming, Anthea Bill and Jenny Williams | Hunter Valley Research Foundation

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis in the approval process for black coal mines in New South Wales and Queensland.  The research was conducted by the Hunter Valley Research Foundation (HVRF).

In the wake of increasing public and media commentary ....  read more

 

Assessing Housing and Labour Market Impacts of Mining Developments in Bowen Basin Communities

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C1602722/09/2017
Author: John Rolfe, Stewart Lockie, Galina Ivanova, Delwar Akbar, Vanessa Timmer, Lindsay Greer, Brigitta Yabsley, Kalpana Pudasaini | Centre for Environmental Management, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, Central Queensland University

The focus of this ACARP-funded project has been to identify a number of housing and labour force issues associated with coal mining in the Bowen Basin in Queensland, use a case study approach in the Moranbah community to assess the issues in some detail, and develop a decision framework to ....  read more

 

Assessing the Cumulative Impacts of Mining on Regional Communities: An Exploratory Study of Coal Mining in the Muswellbrook Area of NSW

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C1404717/12/2008
Author: David Brereton, Chris Moran, Gillian McIlwain, James McIntosh, Kailee Parkinson | Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, University of Queensland

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The Australian mining industry, and the coal mining sector in particular, is ....  read more

 

Communication Strategies and Mechanisms that Maximise the Effectiveness of Informal/Mental Risk Assessment Programs

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C1307801/02/2007
Author: Sue Leveritt, Jim Joy | University of Queensland

This ACARP project was designed to identify communication strategies and mechanisms that maximise the effectiveness of informal, or mental, risk assessments. Data gathered from questionnaires and focus groups tells us how the coal mining workforce communicates and identifies how well ....  read more

 

Cumulative Impacts: A Good Practice Guide For the Australian Coal Mining Industry

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C1603629/09/2010
Author: Daniel Franks, David Brereton, Chris Moran | The University of Queensland

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The research reported here seeks to enhance the capacity of the Australian ....  read more

 

Governance Strategies to Manage and Monitor Cumulative Impacts at the Local and Regional Level

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C1902501/08/2012
Author: Daniel Franks, Jo-Anne Everingham, David Brereton | The University of Queensland

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This 18 month study commenced in October 2010. It examined the growing use of ....  read more

 

Monitoring the Impact of Coal Mining on Local Communities

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C1307901/03/2005
Author: David Brereton, Jenny Moffatt | University of Queensland

In line with industry trends generally, Australian coal mining operations are under growing pressure to improve how they monitor, measure, manage and report on the impacts of their operations on surrounding communities. This project aimed to enhance the capacity of the industry to deal with ....  read more

 

Socio-economic Impact Assessment and Community Engagement to Reduce Conflict over Mine Operations

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C1308001/09/2006
Author: John Rolfe, Stewart Lockie | Central Queensland University

The broad aim of this project was to assist coal mining companies develop effective processes for engaging with their communities and developing impact assessment and planning processes that can be agreed by their stakeholders. The broad focus of the project has been in three key areas:

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The Response of the Australian Coal Industry to the Sustainable Development Agenda

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C1502602/04/2009
Author: Chris Moran, Robin Evans | The University of Queensland

Over the last two decades, sustainable development has emerged as the key organising concept to describe how society can balance the objective of improving quality of life while staying within environmental boundaries. There are now an increasing number of reports produced by both global and ....  read more

 

Understanding and Managing Cumulative Impacts of Coal Mining and Other Land Uses in Regions with Diversified Economies

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C2202901/04/2015
Author: Jo-Anne Everingham | University of Queensland

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that share many resources with high economic and also environmental, social and cultural value. A range of planning and policy instruments and new institutions have been introduced to manage the cumulative impacts of coal mining, ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C27045Assessment Of Longwall Mining Induced Connective Fracturing

In underground mines the mining induced permeability change in the o...

C29007Innovative Coal Burst System To Investigate The Influence Of Confinement Loss And Pre-Conditioning On Coal Burst Mechanism

The challenges associated with designing and operating a safe and pr...

C28009Advanced Fracture Propagation Testing Of Coal Measure Rocks Under Dynamic Loading To Replicate Coal Burst Scenario

This project is aimed to address critical challenges regarding enhan...

Underground

Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research.

Recently Completed Projects

C28035Topsoil Deficits In Site Rehabilitation Accelerated Transformation Of Spoils To Functional Soils

The incorporation of commercial biological amendments (compost, worm...

C34036Tyre Handler Testing Rig Stage 2: Lifting Trials

Tyre handling is a major source of risk in surface mining operations...

C29052Autonomous Water Pressure Sensors For Spoil Dumps And Dams

The geotechnical integrity and stability of a mine spoil dump or tai...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C33048Capability For Dewatered Tailings (DT) And Mixed Plant Rejects (MPR) Testing In Support Of A Critical State Soil Mechanics Framework For Potential Liquefaction Assessment

Testing of fine coal materials in the unsaturated state, such as dew...

C28062Improving Operation And Control Of Centrifugal Dewatering Using A Novel Online Tool

Centrifugal dewatering is one of the main processes used for fine an...

C23045Full Scale Trial Of The REFLUX™ Flotation Cell

A 2 m diameter REFLUX Flotation Cell™ (RFC™) was install...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C34060In-Situ Investigation Of Coke Structure Formation Under Stamp Charged Coking Conditions

Stamp charged cokemaking has emerged as an effective technique to im...

C34062Improving The Classification Of Microstructure Distribution In Coke CT Images Using Deep Learning And Lineal Path Calculations

This project builds on a number of earlier projects that have helped...

C29071Source Of Variability Of Reactivity Of Coke In The CSR Test

The Coke Strength after Reaction (CSR) test is used worldwide to det...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C28076Selective Absorption Of Methane By Ionic Liquids (SAMIL)

This third and final stage of this project was the culmination of a ...

C29069Low-Cost Catalyst Materials For Effective VAM Catalytic Oxidation

Application of ventilation air methane (VAM) thermal oxidiser requir...

C23052Novel Stone Dust Looping Process For Ventilation Air Methane Abatement

This multi‐phase project is concerned with the mitigation of m...

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Step-change technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C17060BGasification Of Australian Coals

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale ga...

C17060AOxyfuel Technology For Carbon Capture And Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicate...

C18007Review Of Underground Coal Gasification

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification,...

Low Emission Coal Use

Mining And The Community

The relationship between mines and the local community.

Recently Completed Projects

C16027Assessing Housing And Labour Market Impacts Of Mining Developments In Bowen Basin Communities

The focus of this ACARP-funded project has been to identify a number...

C22029Understanding And Managing Cumulative Impacts Of Coal Mining And Other Land Uses In Regions With Diversified Economies

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that sh...

C23016Approval And Planning Assessment Of Black Coal Mines In NSW And Qld: A Review Of Economic Assessment Techniques

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis ...

Mining And The Community

NERDDC

National Energy Research,Development & Demonstration Council (NERDDC) reports - pre 1992.

Recently Completed Projects

1609-C1609Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

1301-C1301Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development...

Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development and Extraction Operations

0033-C1356Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals...

Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals - An Industry Handbook

NERDDC