Mine rehabilitation

Niche delivers innovative, practical, risk-based and cost-effective solutions to mine rehabilitation projects.

Our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team provides expertise in mine rehabilitation assessment and approvals, monitoring and management. This includes the full range of specialist ecological and heritage survey and monitoring services – including freshwater and marine ecology – supported by our in-house GIS and remote sensing capabilities.

Niche has close relationships with other specialist consultants, giving us the agility to create the very best team for our clients’ rehabilitation projects.

We have proven experience in:

  • Biodiversity Management Plans, Offsetting Strategies, Accredited BioBanking and BioCertification Assessors, EPBC Act Referrals
  • Statistically robust ecological monitoring programs and plans, including development of conceptual completion criteria and management
  • Habitat restoration and re-creation (e.g. nest box installation) and monitoring
  • Remote sensing, mapping and GIS applications for large landscapes
  • Subsidence impact monitoring of natural features and cultural heritage
  • Derelict mine bat surveys
  • Mining Operations Plans (MOPs), including security deposit calculations and mine closure
  • Mine site rehabilitation water management, including landform evolution modelling, design of water management structures and erosion and sediment controls
  • Ecosystem (Landscape) Function Analysis for rehabilitated landforms
  • Erosion & Sediment Control Plans, Soil & Water Management Plans
  • Soil analysis and characterisation for rehabilitation, planning assessments and design of erosion and sediment controls
  • Review of Environmental Factors for rehabilitation of derelict mines (ecology, archaeology and environment)

For more information please contact:
Dr Rhidian Harrington, Director and Ecologist
Mob: 0488 224 999
Email: rharrington@niche-eh.com