Yancoal Australia is one of Australia’s largest pure-play coal producers. In the Hunter Valley of NSW, Yancoal Australia owns three mines within close proximity to Newcastle, the world’s largest coal port. Since 2001, Kleinfelder has helped Yancoal determine the short- and long-term effects of these three mining operations to surrounding biodiversity and ecosystem function.
Kleinfelder designed survey methodologies with peer-reviewed scientific publication in mind, giving Yancoal greater social licence to operate as a knowledgeable of mitigation and offset measures. Kleinfelder’s monitoring projects and methodologies not only enable Yancoal to operate within biodiversity requirements, but also support Yancoal’s commitment to long-term biodiversity sustainability on mine sites.