Mining has come a long way since the early days of sifting for gold with a pan, to now be the nation’s leading exporter and a vital contributor to the Australian economy. However, technology, current affairs and the drive for efficiency will continue to shape mining operations in Australia.
In this article the mining lawyers and environmental consultants at Hetherington will be exploring just a few ways we may see mining change in the years to come.
Mining companies within Australia have continued to increase the mining work health and safety of their operations due to stricter regulations, social conscience and improving technologies that empower them to do so.
Mining work health and safety has already played a crucial role in reducing the occurrence of mining incidents and catastrophes. Here are a few new technologies that may increase mine-site safety even further:
Productivity is critical in mining. Innovative companies with in-house R&D resources and specialist tech entrepreneurs are always working on ways to increase productivity, remove risk and increase revenue. Here are a few ways we may see productivity increase:
Social and environmental responsibility has always formed a crucial part of tenement compliance but in our modern world, it is increasingly relevant to mining companies and mining lawyers – as is taking responsibility for ensuring the mining sector can continue as a pillar of the Australian economy. Here are some ways companies may onboard more responsibility while operating on mining leases:
On a final note, we can anticipate stricter mining regulations going forward, as the government responds to concerns about climate and environment.
Mining lawyers at Hetherington can assist with tenement management to ensure that under these stricter regulations, you can still obtain tenements and operate as planned. For assistance, to apply for tenement or to renew tenement, contact a Hetherington tenement consultant today on 02 9967 4844 (Sydney), 08 9228 9977 (Perth), or 07 3236 1768 (Brisbane).