Rehabilitation Plan Visualisation Tool

Client Name
Whitehaven Coal
Various Locations, Australia
  • GIS & information systems


Detailed closure planning studies undertaken as part of the CCL701 detailed mine closure planning process identified multiple areas requiring rehabilitation activities as part of closure execution.

Being a legacy site, areas were spatially distributed across the site with numerous issues identified and a variety of rehabilitation strategies required.

Whitehaven required a solution such that all recommendations and strategies were appropriately identified and mapped.


SLR provided linkage of spatial GIS data to environmental issue, rehabilitation strategies, materials balance/requirements, and bill
of quantities.

The process included:

  • Spatial identification, ground truthing and delineation of areas of environmental concern in the field via iPad/GPS.
  • Classifying polygons/points by feature and aspect (i.e. erosion, contamination, HAZMAT, and mine entries etc)
  • Determining rehabilitation and remediation requirements for each area based on detailed technical studies.
  • Consolidating and incorporating rehabilitation strategies into excel with ID linkage to GIS polygons.
  • Determination of rehabilitation material requirements to execute strategies and linkage to line items in Bill of Quantities for financial provisioning purposes.
  • Development of webviewer/app-based solution to view areas and strategies on the ground via mobile phone/iPad.