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Mines and Environment Mine Closure 15th March 2024
Conference Agenda - 1 Day conference 

Australian Western Standard Time (AWST; UTC+08:00)

The Conference Agenda serves as a guide. Please note that certain panel discussions  may have shorter durations. Panellists will be announced on the day.. Time is Australian Western Standard Time (AWST; UTC+08:00)

Venue : Crown Perth Astral Ballroom, Burswood, Western Australia 

7.40am - 7.55am 

Arrival and registration 

8.00am - 8.15am 
Master of Ceremonies
and Mines and Environment

Welcome and Introductions 

Celine Mangan
Manager Closure Rehab & Contaminated  Sites

Mineral Resources Ltd 

8.15am - 8.45am
Dr Danielle Risbey

Latest news from WA’s Lead Regulatory Agency for Mine Closure

8.50am - 9.20am
Dr Guy Boggs
CRC Time 

The Mine Closure Solutions Industry: Growing the value created through mine closure and post mine transitions. 

9.25am - 9.50am 
Prof Claire Cote
Sustainable Minerals Institute
University of QLD

Shifting post-mining land use planning from mine site to regional scale

9.50am - 10.05am

Panel discussion, Q & A, delegate engagement 

10.05am -10.15am

Morning Tea Break 

10.15am - 10.45am
Dr Natalie Brown  
University of WA

Pilbara Iron-Ore Industry and mine closure planning 

10.45am - 11.10am 
Joseph Waters
University of WA 

Liability for failing to rehabilitate mines in Western Australia: Law reform options to promote greater compliance

11.10am - 11.40am
Dr Cherie Mccullough
Mine Lakes Consulting

The Future Direction of Pit Lakes: Part 2, Corporate and Regulatory Closure Needs to Improve Management

11.45am - 12.15pm
Lachlan Ashby
Okane Consultants

Remote Monitoring Net Ecosystem Productivity

12.15pm -12.30pm

Panel Discussion,  Q & A, delegate Engagement 


Lunch with coffees, teas, soft drink, juices

1.10pm - 1.35pm
Dr Renee Young 

International principles and standards for the ecological restoration and recovery of mine sites

1.40pm - 2.05pm
Deni Campbell
Deloitte Australia

Valuing nature: Generating a strategic advantage through natural capital

2.10pm - 2.30pm
Dr Emma Gagen 

Water Stewardship throughout the life of the mine  -  and why mine closure planners should incorporate a strategy from the beginning.

2.30pm - 3.00pm 

Panel Discussion, Q & A, Audience engagement 

3.00pm - 3.15pm

Coffee Break 

3.15 - 3.45pm
Jessica Pollock
Lavan Law firm 

Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title law considerations in Mine Closure and Lifecycle of a Mine: Striking a balance between economic interest and cultural integrity.

3.50pm - 4.30pm
Dr Janine Joyce
Edith Cowan University 

Consideration of First Nations’ cultural values in mine site rehabilitation by environmental professionals.

4.30pm - 5.00pm 

Panel Discussion, Q & A, Audience Engagement

5.00pm - 7.30pm 

Sundowner begins, light entertainment, canapes , beer wine and soft drinks



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