Leading Practice Handbooks for sustainable mining
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
- peak bodies
- training providers
- the Minerals Council of Australia
- the Australian Government and state and territory governments
Read the handbook series
Several of the handbooks have been translated into different languages including; Bahasa Indonesia, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mongolian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
- 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
- Tailings Management
- Water Stewardship
- Working with Indigenous Communities
Read the Mining Best Practice 2016 joint media release on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
- Find out how we support Resources Policy & Engagement Working Group activity.
- The Uranium Council supports sustainable mining practice.
- Read about how the Minerals Council of Australia supports environmental management.