From development of the mine through to today's operations Rolleston Open Cut has demonstrated their commitment to compliance with State and National environmental standards, including progressive rehabilitation of mined lands.
By the end of 2018, Rolleston Open Cut will have 947 hectares of rehabilitated land which was previously disturbed for mining activities. This is part of the business' progressive effort towards eventual mine closure and successful relinquishment.
The primary objective of Rolleston Open Cut's land rehabilitation is the successful return of the majority of mined areas back to the pre-mining land use of livestock grazing.
In accordance with approvals under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Rolleston Open Cut continues to work collaboratively with landholders to establish and maintain several biodiversity offsets. These areas are strategically identified and managed to offset the unavoidable impacts to these significant ecosystems caused by mining operations.