Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) has released the Ranger Mine Closure Plan update, outlining the path for progressive rehabilitation over the next six to seven years.

Under the Ranger Authority, ERA is required to cease mining and processing activities in the Ranger Project Area by January 2021, with final rehabilitation to be completed by January 2026.

This release of an updated Mine Closure Plan (the Plan) follows the first public release of the Plan in June 2018 and an update released in October 2019. The Plan is updated annually in consultation with Traditional Owner representatives, regulators and key stakeholders.

The initial Ranger Mine Closure Plan incorporated numerous rounds of feedback following a rigorous stakeholder consultation process including discussions with the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and the Northern Land Council, as representatives of the Mirarr Traditional Owners, and Northern Territory and Commonwealth Government agencies.

Our rehabilitation animation can be viewed here or below. It provides a visual overview of the Plan, breaking down the rehabilitation process into easily understood concepts, and a timeline for the works to be carried out. We are pleased to provide the animation with a narration in the local Kunwinjku language and thank the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation for their support in enabling us to offer this animation in language.

Click on the links below to read each chapter of the Ranger Mine Closure Plan.

Summary of changes 2020 (PDF, 202 KB)
Table of Contents 2020 (PDF, 688 KB)
Executive Summary 2020 (PDF, 3.8 MB)
Chapter 1 – Scope and purpose 2020 (PDF, 2.7 MB)
Chapter 2 – Project overview 2020 (PDF, 13.5 MB)
Chapter 3 – Closure obligations and commitments 2020 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Chapter 4 – Stakeholder engagement 2020 (PDF, 2.5 MB) 
Chapter 5 – Knowledge base and supporting studies 2020 (PDF, 37.5MB)
Chapter 6 – Best practicable technology 2020 (PDF, 6.4 MB)
Chapter 7 – Risk assessment and management 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Chapter 8 – Post Closure Land use, Closure Objectives and Closure Criteria 2020 (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Chapter 9 – Implementation 2020 (PDF, 63 MB)
Chapter 10 – Closure monitoring and maintenance 2020 (PDF, 10 MB)
Chapter 11 – Financial provision for closure 2020 (PDF, 799 KB)
Chapter 12 – Management of information and data 2020 (PDF, 756 KB)
Master glossary, list of abbreviations and contributors 2020 (PDF, 280 KB)
APPENDIX A - Stakeholder feedback 2020 (PDF, 608 KB)

Closure Animation