Expressions of interest sought for Black Diamond Abandoned Mine final works.
|Date:||Friday, 07 April 2017|
The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is seeking expressions of interest from local businesses for revegetation works proposed for the final stage of the Black Diamond Abandoned Mines Project.
Black Diamond, recently declared an abandoned mine site under the Mining Rehabilitation Fund Act, is located within the Allanson town site boundary about 5km west of Collie.
Expressions of interest will close on 13 April 2017 with revegetation works to involve weed spraying and mulching plus the supply and installation of seedlings.
DMP’s Acting Executive Director Environment Julie de Jong said Black Diamond was the first of four pilot sites identified to be rehabilitated as part of the Abandoned Mines Program.
“The DMP has worked with the Shire of Collie, the Department of Lands, the Allanson community and other key stakeholders to reduce safety risks at the site,” she said.
“The proposed revegetation work signifies the completion of DMP’s Black Diamond Abandoned Mines Project and will hopefully ensure the site becomes an asset to the local community.”
Ms de Jong said DMP was eager to ensure all local suppliers were aware of the potential works so they can bid for the advertised work in the local newspaper and on DMP’s website.
Works already undertaken at Black Diamond include battering the steep southern pit wall to a safer angle and erosion management on the western end.
“The Abandoned Mines Program continues to demonstrate its commitment of providing local suppliers and contractors the opportunity to bid on this kind of work, while still complying with the State Supply Commission’s supply policies,” she said.
“DMP has accessed funds from the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) for the works. The MRF is a pooled fund contributed to annually by Western Australian Mining operators to rehabilitate abandoned mines.”