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Publication Date: 
July 2011

The Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program (LPSDP) for the Mining Industry program promotes sustainable mining practices. The program developed a series of handbooks which provide mining managers, communities and regulators with information on leading practice approaches to mining management.

By sharing Australia’s expertise in mine management and planning, we can encourage best practice sustainable mining both in Australia and overseas.

We developed the handbooks in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and in consultation with:

  • minerals industry operators
  • academia
  • peak bodies
  • training providers
  • the Minerals Council of Australia
  • the Australian Government and state and territory governments

Read the handbook series

The handbooks are available on the archive.industry website.

  • Guide to Leading Practice Sustainable Development in Mining
  • Airborne Contaminants, Noise and Vibration
  • Biodiversity Management
  • Community Engagement and Development
  • Community Health and Safety
  • Cyanide Management
  • Energy Management in Mining
  • Evaluating Performance: Monitoring and Auditing
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Mine Closure
  • Mine Rehabilitation
  • Preventing Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
  • Risk Management
  • Stewardship
  • Tailings Management
  • Water Stewardship
  • Working with Indigenous Communities

Translated handbooks

The handbooks are also available in these languages:

  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Mongolian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Read more

Read the Mining Best Practice 2016 joint media release on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

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