The Mine Rehabilitation Portal‘s central purpose is to collect spatial data related to mine rehabilitation and closure from title holders and to store this spatial data in a centralised geodatabase.

The Mine Rehabilitation Portal is an Australian first and allows mining companies across the state to submit, analyse and report on their rehabilitation activities in a consistent and streamlined way. The portal also assists the Regulator in monitoring and regulating rehabilitation requirements for mining activities.

The Mine Rehabilitation Portal is made up of two components:

  • Upload portal – for data validation, submission and user management, and
  • Map viewer – for viewing, analysing and reporting on the submitted spatial data.

The map viewer has in-built workflows to help with reporting obligations required under the conditions of a mining lease/regulation. These tools include:

  • KPI report – generates a report of KPIs required for the annual rehabilitation report and forward program.
  • Print plan functions – use the map viewer print plan function to generate plans for reports.
  • Aerial imagery upload – upload aerial imagery to help with development of spatial themes using the tracing tool.
  • Tracing tool – submission of data themes can be carried out using the tracing tool.

The video links provided below provide further assistance and information regarding use of the portal.

It is proposed that the Regulator will make a subset of rehabilitation data submitted in the portal available on the NSW Government’s Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) Portal for viewing purposes by the community. This data will include:

  • surface disturbance
  • rehabilitation
  • the approved final land use
  • final landform contours

The sharing of these spatial themes is considered important in ensuring the transparency of the regulation of progressive mine rehabilitation in NSW.