In conjunction with the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s community engagement display, rehabilitation experts from the Upper Hunter’s mines will be on hand to explain the rehabilitation process and answer any questions regarding how and why mined land is regenerated for its specified use post-mining.

The Dialogue’s community research shows rehabilitation of mined lands is one of the biggest issues in the minds of many residents and is one of the least understood processes of mining.

The rehabilitation display will showcase mining companies’ commitment to best practice rehabilitation including how companies progressively rehabilitate land disturbed by mining, the government bond system and the rules and regulations to which the mining industry adheres.

The rehabilitation display will be staged alongside the Dialogue’s community engagement display which features the Dialogue’s work and projects in the Upper Hunter since its inception in 2011 when it was launched as a collaboration between the industry and community to lessen the cumulative impacts of mining in the Upper Hunter.