McArthur River independent monitor

In 2006 the McArthur River Mine transitioned its operations from underground to open cut pit mining. A condition of the approval was the appointment of an independent environmental monitor for the life of the mine.

The Independent Monitoring Assessment Conditions (attached below) form Schedule 2 of the Mining Authorisation issued under the Mining Management Act.

Role of independent monitor

The role of the independent monitor is to review and report on the environmental performance of the McArthur River Mine by reviewing the activities of the Mine Operator (McArthur River Mining) and the Mine Regulator (Department of Mines and Energy) and is contracted out in five-year increments.

Environmental Earth Sciences VIC was appointed by the department to act as the Independent Monitor of the McArthur River mine for the first five-year contract for these services.

In December 2013, following a competitive public tender process, a new five-year contract for the services of an Independent Monitor was awarded to ERIAS Group Pty Ltd.

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Independent monitoring assessment conditions

Last updated: 24 September 2019


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