This dataset was compiled by the Bioregional Assessment Programme from a range of sources listed in the History field of this metadata statement.
Mine footprint information is required to determine the mine areas that affect surface water runoff for use in the Namoi surface water modelling. These mine footprints results in changes in natural surface runoff through interception preventing its entry to the natural stream network. The footprints includes the entire area disturbed by coal mine operations, including mine pits, roads, spoil dumps, water storages and infrastructure. It may also include otherwise undisturbed parts of the landscape from which natural runoff is drained into mine-disturbed areas or retained in reservoirs. As new parts of the mine lease areas are opened up and rehabilitated areas established, the footprint changes over the life of a mine's operation.
This dataset includes the references to Environmental Impact Statements and other relevant documents from which mine footprint information are extracted for the individual mines. Folders for each of the mine projects contain copies of the pages that were digitised.
This information was collated to allow for the mine footprints to be digitised (see Lineage - Dataset that use this data as input).
The sources documents for each of the extracted footprints are as follows:
Hansen Bailey Environmental Consultants (2010) Continuation of Boggabri Coal Mine: environmental assessment. Prepared by Hansen Bailey Environmental Consultants for Boggabri Coal Pty Limited. Viewed 09 August 2016, https://idemitsu.com.au/uploads/files/bcenviro/Boggabri_Coal_EA/Boggabri_Coal_EA_Main_Volume_Part_1.pdf.
Maules Creek - Figures 9-13
Hansen Bailey Environmental Consultants (2011) Maules Creek Coal Project, environmental assessment statement, Section 3 the project. Prepared by Hansen Baily Environmental Consultants for Aston Coal 2 Pty Limited. Viewed 09 August 2016, https://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/docs/ea-main-volume-part-1.pdf.
Watermark - Figures 4.1-4.7
WRM Water & Environment Pty Ltd (2013) Shenhua Watermark Project, environmental impact statement, Appendix S, surface water impact assessment. Prepared by WRM Water & Environment Pty Ltd as commissioned by Hansen Baily Environmental Consultants on behalf of Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Limited. Viewed 09 August 2016, https://majorprojects.affinitylive.com/public/f37282787960f34d67369c3c8633cd03/20. Watermark Coal Project EIS - Appendix S - Surface Water Impact Assessment.pdf.
Watermark - Figure 9
Hansen Bailey Environmental Consultants (2013) Watermark Coal Project, environmental impact statement. Prepared by Hansen Bailey Environmental Consultants for Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Limited. Viewed 09 August 2016, https://majorprojects.affinitylive.com/public/a86af1422205f18302ef3aafb59cb191/01. Watermark Coal Project EIS - Main Report.pdf.
Vickery - Figures 2.4 - 2.7
Resource Strategies Pty Ltd (2013) Vickery Coal Project: environmental impact statement. Prepared by Resource Strategies Pty Ltd for Whitehaven Coal Limited. Viewed 08 August 2016, http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/docs/section-2-project-description.pdf.
Sunnyside - Figure 2.11
Olsen Environmental Consulting Pty Limited (2008) Sunnyside Coal Project, via Gunnedah, environmental assessment. Report no 675/01, Section 2: description of the project. Prepared by Olsen Environmental Consulting Pty Limited in conjunction with RW Corkery & Co Pty Limited on behalf of Namoi Mining Pty Ltd. Viewed 08 August 2016, http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/docs/section-2-description-of-the-project.pdf.
Werris Creek - Figure 2.1 and Figures 2.8 - 2.11
RW Corkery & Co Pty Limited (2010) Werris Creek Coal Mine: Section 2 project description. Prepared by RW Corkery & Co Pty Limited for Werris Creek Coal Pty Limited. Viewed 09 August 2016, http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/docs/02152402-section-2-project-description.pdf.
Rocglen - Figure 15 and Figures 17-20
GSS Environmental (2011) Rocglen Coal Mine extension project, Project Approval 10_0015, environmental assessment Section 5 project description. Prepared by GSS Environmental on behalf of Whitehaven Coal Limited. Viewed 09 August 2016, https://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/docs/section-5-project-description-part-1.pdf .
Tarrawonga Figures 2.4-2.8
Resource Strategies Pty Ltd (2012) Tarrawonga Coal Project, environmental assessment, Section 2 project description. Prepared by Resource Strategies Pty Ltd for Tarrawonga Coal Pty Ltd. Viewed 09 August 2016, https://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/tarrawonga_mine_environmental_management.cfm.
Caroona - Figure 4
BHP Billiton (2014) Caroona Coal Project: project description and preliminary environmental assessment. Viewed 09 August 2016, http://www.bhpbilliton.com/~/media/bhp/documents/society/regulatory/_coal/nswec/caroona-coal-project/140430_coal_nswec_caroona_projectdescriptionandpreliminaryenvironmentalassessment.pdf?la=en.
Narrabri North - Figure 2.1
RW Corkery & Co Pty Limited (2009) Environmental assessment for the Narrabri Coal Mine Stage 2 longwall project, Section 2 - description of the project. Report No. 674/16. Prepared by RW Corkery & Co Pty Limited for Narrabri Coal Operations Pty Ltd. Viewed 09 August 2016, http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/docs/section-2-description-of-the-longwall-project.pdf.
Narrabri South - figure, pg 15
Whitehaven Coal Limited (2015) Narrabri North Mine/Narrabri South Project - resources and reserve. Viewed 08 August 2016, http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/investors/docs/narrabri-underground13100956.pdf.
Bioregional Assessment Programme (2017) Namoi Environmental Impact Statements - Mine footprints. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 12 March 2019, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/493a47cd-4228-4dec-bb72-bcf4495fa306.