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Day 1

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Session 1: Plenary 1

Session Chair: David Mulligan, Chair, Life of Mine 2018

 8.30am - 8.40am

Official Conference Opening and Welcome from the Conference Chair

David Mulligan, Life-of-Mine 2018 Conference Chair

 8.40am - 8.50am

AusIMM Welcome

Miriam Way, Chief Operating Officer, AusIMM

 8.50am - 9.20am

Raising the Standard in mine site restoration in Australia

Prof Kingsley Dixon, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University

 9.20am - 9.50am

Agromining: farming for metals and valorization of metal-contaminated lands

Prof Alan Baker, Honorary Professor, SMI-CMLR, University of Queensland

 9.50am - 10.00am

Life-of-Mine Book Launch

 10.00am - 10.30am

Morning Tea Break & Exhibition

Session 2: Integrating mine planning and processing for environmental performance

Session Chair: Geoff Robson, Executive Director of Strategic Environment and Waste Policy, Department of Environment and Science

Supported by
 10.30 - 10.45

Evaluation of sustainability of copper production value chain from ore to metal using advanced simulation

Alan Dennis, Outotec

 10.45 - 11.00am

The golden thread of waste characterisation from exploration drilling to waste rock placement

Richard Marton, Minerals Australia, BHP Billiton

 11.00 - 11.15am

Diversion decision making with an integrated approach to design for operations and mine closure

Stuart Atkinson, Advisian

 11.15 - 11.30am

Martabe integrated life-of-mine optimisation

Ken Grohs,  PT Agincourt Resources

 11.30 - 11.45am

Practical waste rock management at the Roy Hill iron ore mine, Western Australia

John Wynne, Roy Hill

 11.45am - 12.00pm

Case studies for integrating rehabiliation planning with mine planning in strip mining

Ian Neilsen, Deswik

 12.00 - 12.15pm

Utilising mine planning to deliver closure landforms through productive movement

Nick Taylor, Minerals Australia, BHP Billiton

 12.15 - 12.25pm


 12.25 - 1.10pm

Lunch Break & Exhibition

Session 3: Innovation for delivering better sustainability outcomes

 1.10 - 2.00pm

Panel - Queensland Government

Matthew Andrew, Executive Director, Strategic Policy, Department Natural Resources, Mines and Engergy (DNRME), QLD Government

Geoff Robson, Executive Director Policy, Department Environment and Science (DES), QLD Government

Kirsten Vagne, Project Director, QLD Treasury Corporation (QTC), QLD Government

 2.00 - 2.15pm

A framework for assessing and communicating water risks in prospective mining regions of Colombia

Neil McIntyre, University of Queensland

 2.15 - 2.30pm

Permitting in the face of uncertainty – novel mining environments, techniques and commodities… how to deliver confidence to regulators and investors

Renee Grogan, Gro Sustainability Pty Ltd

 2.30 - 2.45pm

Mine closure bonds (financial assurances) - the 'how much?' conundrum

Adrian Bowden, FuturesPlanner Pty Ltd

 2.45 - 3.00pm

Extending mine life through application of an in situ recovery approach

David Robinson, Mining3

 3.00pm - 3.10pm


 3.10 - 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea Break & Exhibition

Session 4: Strategies and planning for improving rehabilitation outcomes

Session Chair: Neil Tyson, Business Development Manager, Deswik

Supported by Ausimm Deswik
 3.30 - 3.45pm

Geomorphic design and landscape evolution modelling for best practice mine rehabilitation

Greg Hancock, University of Newcastle

 3.45 - 4.00pm

Contour banks in spoil rehabilitation - a matter of timing

John Merritt, Bilyarra Consulting

 4.00 - 4.15pm

Using an undisturbed landform to calibrate long-term predictions of the evolution of a rehabilitated landform

John Lowry, Supervising Scientist Branch, Department of the Environment and Energy

 4.15 - 4.30pm

Are our closure planning and regulatory processes adequate to identify, quantify and appropriately transfer residual risks after successful mine rehabilitation?

Pieter Swart, Glencore Coal Assets Australia

 4.30 - 4.45pm

Conclusions from long-term cover system performance monitoring - a case study

Rebecca Barritt, O’Kane Consultants Pty Ltd

 4.45 - 5.00pm

Measuring the recovery of coal mine rehabilitation following fire in Queensland using remote sensing and ground surveys

Phill McKenna, CMLR

 5.00 - 5.10pm


 5.10 - 5.15pm

Day 1 Conference Close

David Mulligan, Conference Chair

 5.15 - 6.15pm
 Exhibition Area

Welcome Reception