Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Coal Mining on Regional Communities and Environments in Australia

Franks, Daniel M., Brereton, David and Moran, Chris J. (2010) Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Coal Mining on Regional Communities and Environments in Australia. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 28 4: 299-312. doi:10.3152/146155110X12838715793129

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Author Franks, Daniel M.
Brereton, David
Moran, Chris J.
Title Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Coal Mining on Regional Communities and Environments in Australia
Journal name Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1461-5517
Publication date 2010-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3152/146155110X12838715793129
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 28
Issue 4
Start page 299
End page 312
Total pages 14
Place of publication Guilford, U.K.
Publisher Beech Tree Publishing
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Abstract The expansion and contraction of the coal mining industry in Australia has placed pressure on regional communities and environments and multiplied the extent, magnitude and profile of cumulative impacts. While some mining 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 systems and rendered conventional mine-by-mine governance approaches ineffective. In this paper we draw from examples in the Bowen Basin, Hunter Valley and Gunnedah Basin to traverse the range of cumulative impacts resulting from mining activities, and detail working examples of management and assessment practices that aim to enhance positive, and avoid and mitigate negative, cumulative impacts.
Keyword cumulative effects
impact assessment
sustainable development
social licence to operate
regional development
strategic assessment
community development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Cumulative Effects Assessment and Management

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Created: Fri, 17 Dec 2010, 19:43:47 EST by Dr Daniel Franks on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining