The former Reefton Mine, located in the West Coast region of New Zealand’s South Island, commenced operations in 2005. Operations ceased at the end of 2016.
The Reefton Restoration Project is a comprehensive closure and rehabilitation program currently under way .
Rehabilitation works to date have included ground preparation, including waste rock reshaping, backfilling operations and seedling coverage on a seasonal basis. The Water Treatment Plant remains operational to meet regulatory requirements for the discharge of site-collected water sources to the environment.
Engagement and collaboration with landholders, the New Zealand Department of Conservation and Reefton community are ongoing as we deliver our closure plan.
Once complete, the site’s management will be returned to the New Zealand Department of Conservation.