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 updated Mine Closure Plan follows the inaugural public release of the Mine Closure Plan in June 2018. The Plan is updated annually in close consultation with regulators and key stakeholders. 

The initial Ranger Mine Closure Plan incorporated numerous rounds of feedback following a rigorous 18 month 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 (PDF, 233KB)
Table of Contents (PDF, 688 KB)
Executive Summary (PDF, 4 MB)
Chapter 1 – Scope and purpose (PDF, 1 MB)
Chapter 2 – Project overview (PDF, 13 MB)
Chapter 3 – Closure obligations and commitments (PDF, 2 MB)
Chapter 4 – Environmental and social setting (PDF, 4 MB)
Chapter 5 – Stakeholder engagement (PDF, 3 MB)
Chapter 6 – Post mining land use (PDF, 799 KB)
Chapter 7 – Supporting studies (PDF, 22 MB)
Chapter 8 – Closure criteria (PDF, 2 MB)
Chapter 9 – Best practicable technology (PDF, 2 MB)
Chapter 10 – Risk assessment and management (PDF, 1 MB)
Chapter 11 – Implementation (PDF, 46 MB)
Chapter 12 – Closure monitoring (PDF, 7 MB)
Chapter 13 – Financial provision for closure (PDF, 850 KB)
Chapter 14 – Management of information and data (PDF, 783 KB)
Reference List (PDF, 526 KB)
Glossary, abbreviations and list of contributors (PDF, 303 KB)
APPENDIX A - Response to stakeholder comments received (PDF, 608 KB)

Closure Animation