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.

Guideline: Mine rehabilitation portal provides information on the data preparation and submission requirements for spatial data via the mine rehabilitation portal as required in the Form and way: Annual Rehabilitation Report and Forward Program (large mines) and Form and way: Rehabilitation objectives, rehabilitation completion criteria and final landform and rehabilitation plan for large mines

Use the links provided below to download schema templates that can be used to help meet the requirements of spatial data submissions.

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 the 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 the use of the portal.

It is proposed that the Regulator will make the data submitted in the portal available on the NSW Government’s Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) Portal for viewing purposes by the community. The sharing of these spatial themes is considered important in ensuring the transparency of the regulation of progressive mine rehabilitation in NSW.