Stable Landforms and Mine Rehabilitation
This research stream aims to stabilise landscapes and mining landforms through soil conditioning and revegetation programs to address further deterioration.
It seeks to transform landscapes in order to make them either productive or of ecological value. This will entail creating safe, stable and sustainable landforms by quantifying and linking physical, hydrological, geochemical, biological and geomechanical processes.
FRRC’s focus on developing long-term solutions for the closure process for all mines in the Latrobe Valley will be expanded to incorporate mines and quarrying operations across the state, within Australia and ultimately internationally.
Research stream leaders
Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability
Expertise: Mineral processing and geochemistry
Professor Thomas Baumgartl
Future Regions Research Centre
Expertise: Mine stability for mine closure