‚ÄčAs a complex, we currently own and/or manage approximately 16,275 hectares of land. The Biodiversity Management Plan(BMP) outlines the ecological management strategies, procedures, controls and monitoring programs that are implemented for the management of flora and fauna within the Project Area as described in the Ulan Coal Continued Operations Environmental Assessment (EA). The BMP provides:

  • Strategies to protect and enhance residual vegetation within the Project Area;
  • Strategies to revegetate currently disturbed or non-vegetated areas within the Biodiversity Offset and Management Areas, as well as post-mining areas;
  • Strategies to minimise impacts on threatened flora, fauna, endangered populations, threatened ecological communities (TECs), and their habitats;
  • Strategies to achieve the overall goal to maintain or improve the biodiversity values of the surrounding region in the medium-to-long term. In this case, medium term is defined as mine closure; and
  • ecological monitoring commitments to measure:
    • potential impacts over time;
    • condition of the residual vegetation within the Project Area;
    • efficacy of the rehabilitation and revegetation actions within the Biodiversity Offset and Management Areas and post-mining areas; and
    • efficacy of the other management actions to be employed across the Project Area.