At Hillgrove, we are committed to minimising the environmental impacts and aim to provide a sustainably environmental future for communities surrounding our sites, even after our operations cease. There are many ways we currently do this, including;

  • Harvesting native seed annually from revegetated areas on the Kanmantoo site and surrounding properties. This is used for Hillgrove revegetation and is also provided to local businesses and groups for vegetation.
  • Completing 122ha of native vegetation on the mine site and on our surrounding properties.
  • Supporting programs to link our rehab vegetation to other areas within the region to create a greenbelt.

We aim to protect the environment, public health, safety and natural resources by establishing environmental excellence as a primary objective for all company operations and activities, as outlined in the EPBC Act which can be accessed via this link. The achievement of this objective is characterised by conducting operations in an environmentally sound manner and continual improvement in our environmental performance.

A Message from our General Manager

“We see an opportunity, not only to meet our regulatory requirements, but to build on our collaborations with the local communities to take a long-term, strategic approach to mine closure planning and revegetation. Ultimately, we want to establish a blueprint which demonstrates how communities can benefit from hosting a mining operation well beyond the economic life of the asset.

To date, 122 hectares of land rehabilitation has either been completed or is in progress and we have integrated community led environmental outcomes into our planning. Our goal is to connect the mine’s rehabilitation with regional vegetation initiatives to create a connected regional greenbelt. During 2022 we worked side by side with the community to progress this initiative with the Native Vegetation Council."

Glenn Norris, General Manager Hillgrove Resources

Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act

Please refer to the links below for Hillgrove's annual compliance reporting under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC).

Compliance Reports:

2022 EPBC Act Compliance Report

2021 EPBC Act Compliance Report

2020 EPBC Act Compliance Report

2019 EPBC Act Compliance Report

2018 EPBC Act Compliance Report

2017 EPBC Act Compliance Report

2016 EPBC Act Compliance Report

2015 EPBC Act Compliance Report

Supporting Documents:

2017 Mining Inspection Report Kanmantoo Copper Mine (May 2017)

2016 Kanmantoo Mine NVMP Addenda Giant Cut Back

2014 Kanmantoo Mine NVMP