Dr Guy Boggs
Chief Executive Officer
Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies
Guy has extensive experience providing leadership in innovation and actively working at the interface of industry and research. Guy has led the delivery of large Australian Government funded programs driving knowledge development and industry practice change. An experienced research leader, Guy holds a PhD completed on post mine landform design and has an extensive publication record authoring over 50 books, book chapters and journal articles on spatial science and natural resource management.
Dr Boggs is committed to enabling a new vision for mine closure and positive post mine transitions through effective stakeholder engagement, research planning and innovative solutions.
POST MINE FUTURES
As the mining industry turns its attention to closure a new relationship is developing between mining companies, governments and communities. “Post Mine Futures” is evolving as a new component of the mining value chain. Much can be done during mining operations to facilitate post closure outcomes that benefit industry, state and people alike – for example:
Delivery of sustained value to regional communities
Creation of national and international opportunities to METS companies
Healing Country and enabling enduring First Nations value
Support to governments and mining companies in achieving relinquishment
The building of confidence incentivising future resource sector investment and meeting expectations of sustainability based investors.
This presentation will discuss the work of the Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME) in its first two and half years as it implements a research agenda to unpack this complex systems challenge and develop innovative solutions to unlock the value associated with mine closure A semi-quantitative and indicative analysis of this model suggests more than $ 2 billion in value could be generated for all stakeholders. Key research findings support the development of new value paths through alternative land-use, incentivisation of new investment, globalisation of commercial IP and services, agricultural development, indigenous social benefits, reduced Government costs, progressive rehabilitation and regional closure service livelihoods.