Progressive rehabilitation & return of any disturbed land across the Kestrel landscape to full land productivity is a key objective for Kestrel. Disturbance is managed with care: we minimise footprint, manage through a spatial & conditioned disturbance permit process which considers soils, water, ecology & heritage. Progressive rehabilitation runs with the cycle of land becoming available for rehabilitation: any temporary disturbance is managed back to rehabilitated state within 15-30 months (dependent on rainfall).
Our current disturbance footprint is only 14% of our mine leases, with a further 25% of already rehabilitated previous mining areas progressively rehabilitated. Further, at closure, all mining areas will have an appropriate post-mining land use: all land, including legacy landforms will be able to be productive, useful & beneficial to our environment, local economy & way of life when our mining is finished, & we will be able to hand over the land on which we operate to the next custodians.