Decipher and CRC-TiME

Decipher and CRC-TiME

Doing our bit to drive transformational change

Together, with 50 other leading mining companies, government and research partners, Decipher will be helping drive transformational change to enable regions and communities to transition to a prosperous and sustainable post mine future through the CRC-TiME.

50mining companies, government and research partners

The Decipher platform will be used to help drive progressive mine rehabilitation and closure monitoring and management

Together, with 50 other leading mining companies, government and research partners, Decipher will be helping drive transformational change to enable regions and communities to transition to a prosperous and sustainable post mine future through the CRC-TiME.

Mine closure is an integral part of the mining industry affecting operations, suppliers, communities, ecosystems and governments, and transforming mining economies to enable Australian regions and their communities to build a successful post mine future is a growing challenge:

  • The social and economic landscape for mining is changing in line with community expectations
  • Mechanisms for collaboratively building a shared vision of post mine options need improvement to secure a better future for investment in Australian jobs and resources, and create a genuine and enduring partnership between regional businesses, communities, governments and mining companies
  • The broader community’s expectations of the mining sector are high. Addressing them will ensure the mining sector continues to contribute strongly to the national economy and Australian society

 Addressing industry issues through a national partnership

With only a few examples of successful mine closure in Australia, there is considerable uncertainty in closure-related investment, planning and decision making.

A 10-year, national and collaborative CRC for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC-TiME) has been established to help the industry drive progressive rehabilitation, and enable effective closure and relinquishment of mine sites.

CRC-TiME will provide all the stakeholders involved with the closure, relinquishment and creation of a post-mine regional future with new tools and technologies to make better decisions and lower residual risk into the future.

In addition, CRC TiME will address a siloed and fragmented approach to closure research through two cross cutting themes. The CRC will network a series of national demonstration sites to test solutions that are scalable and transferable and will implement shared data and systems integration policies to promote transparency across sites, companies, governments, researchers and the public.