Coal Mining: Managing the cumulative impacts of multiple mines on regional communities and environments in Australia.

Franks, Daniel, Brereton, David and Moran, Chris J. (2008). Coal Mining: Managing the cumulative impacts of multiple mines on regional communities and environments in Australia.. In: , Proceedings of the International Association for Impact Assessment. International Association for Impact Assessment, Assessing and Managing Cumulative Environmental Effects Special Topic Meeting, Calgary, Canada, (1-24). 6-9 November, 2008.

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Author Franks, Daniel
Brereton, David
Moran, Chris J.
Title of paper Coal Mining: Managing the cumulative impacts of multiple mines on regional communities and environments in Australia.
Formatted title Coal Miningn: Managing the cumulative impacts of multiple mines on regional communities and environments in Australia.
Conference name International Association for Impact Assessment, Assessing and Managing Cumulative Environmental Effects Special Topic Meeting
Conference location Calgary, Canada
Conference dates 6-9 November, 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of the International Association for Impact Assessment
Publisher International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-0-9800351-2-4
Volume online
Start page 1
End page 24
Total pages 24
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Regional communities and environments in Australia have experienced the rapid transitions associated with expansion of the coal mining industry and now face the prospects of industry contraction as a result of declining global resource demand. While communities have benefited from the expansion of the coal industry through the creation of jobs and the investment in economies the compounding impacts of multiple mining operations have stretched environmental, social, human and economic capital. Such change has multiplied the extent, magnitude and profile of cumulative (or multi-mine) community, economic and environmental impacts and rendered conventional mine-by-mine approaches to management and mitigation ineffective. In this paper we draw from examples in the Bowen Basin, Hunter Valley and Gunnedah Basin to traverse the range of impacts resulting from mining activities and detail management and assessment practices drawn from working examples that have aimed to enhance positive, and avoid and mitigate negative, cumulative impacts.
Subjects 360200 Policy and Administration
370400 Human Geography
210000 Science - General
220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
E2
9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
0502 Environmental Science and Management
160403 Social and Cultural Geography
160512 Social Policy
160507 Environment Policy
Keyword cumulative effects
impact assessment
coal mining
sustainability
social license
regional development
landscape level planning
strategic assessment
community development
Q-Index Code E2
Additional Notes This paper was originally presented as ‘Developing Good Practice for Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Coal Mining on Regional Communities in Australia’. -- Special Topic Meeting 'Assessing and Managing Cumulative Environmental Effects

 
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