Aurora Environmental’s experienced mining services team provides a full range of environmental services to the mining industry through all stages of a project’s lifecycle: from exploration to compliance and closure.
Getting the right advice about environmental issues is critical to achieving outcomes that community and statutory decision makers expect. Aurora Environmental assists businesses in meeting their Environmental Social Governance (ESG) objectives with our team of experienced environmental scientists and geo-scientists, and a risk based approach.
In our experience, an efficient environmental approvals process is reliant upon a thorough understanding of the environmental and heritage issues relevant to the project, a clear and well-developed project description, and a competent project team.
Aurora Environmental managed a team of professionals assisting Stone Resources with its mining proposal and mine closure plan for the Ben Hur Gold Mine, located 40 km north of Laverton in the Goldfields Region, along with management of its compliance obligations for its other mine sites. This work included input to mine planning and mine closure.
Our involvement, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia, with BC Iron has been through several hydrogeological studies at their Nullagine operations, including the preparation of groundwater licence compliance reports and a hydrological and hydrogeological modelling study for the Bonnie East deposit
Aurora is providing ongoing advice to Santa Barbara Mines on a range regulatory and approval matters at its Gwalia mine site. This included air dispersion modelling and monitoring, mine closure, contamination assessment and remediation of impacted areas as well as advice relating to waste management.
Aurora Environmental was the lead consultant for the State and Federal environmental approvals for the expansion of its Dardanup and Yoongarillup Mines in the Busselton region. Both projects extract mineral sands for subsequent dry separation processing into ilmenite, rutile and leucoxene.
Aurora Environmental was the lead consultant for the preparation of an EPA referral, mining proposal and mine closure plan for a sand mine located within a Priority 1 drinking water source protection area. The work included impact assessment, mine planning advice along with liaison and negotiation with regulators.
Aurora Environmental was the lead consultant for the State and Federal environmental approvals for the Sandy Ridge Project, a joint kaolin mine and Class IV/V hazardous and intractable waste disposal facility in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.