Operational rules form the base of professional decisions
The modelling results revealed that the major reduction in tracer concentration occurs at the discharge location. Based on these findings, an operational rule was developed to ensure that water quality was maintained within acceptable threshold values. Mine discharge can now be optimised to fulfill the legislative requirements and minimise impacts on the environment. Our client was also able to submit a revised environmental management plan for the proposed mine.
Preserving Maryborough’s heritage for years to come
Tourism – particularly activities on the Mary River – plays a significant role in the economy of Maryborough; and so will the coal mine project. There were concerns about the development of the coal mine damaging the recreational value of the river. Thanks to DHI’s assessment, our client is now able to develop the necessary operational rules to continue with its mining activities while protecting Mary River’s natural heritage for future generations.