Griffin Coal has been rehabilitating mine sites at Collie for the best part of 40 years – but its latest efforts at the Ewington 1 mine are taking that work to another level.
Griffin, which first started operating in Collie during the 1920s, has been concentrating recent rehabilitation work on transforming areas of open cut mining into workable and highly productive pastoral land.
“The Ewington 1 mine is Griffin’s newest development, with operations commencing in 2008,” Griffin Coal Environmental Superintendent Paul Irving said.
“Since its inception, rehabilitation has occurred in areas where the mineable resource has been exhausted.
“Rehabilitation activities at Ewington 1 have predominantly been within freehold land. In these areas we are undertaking trials that support a broader mine closure concept of beneficial and commercial end land uses. “