Papua New Guinea's Department of Environment & Conservation (DEC) had received an environmental plan application in regard to a major open-cast goldmine operation on Lihir Island. The development involved discharge of waste rock and wastewater to sea, and DEC was seeking a review of the proposal in terms of marine biological effects, water quality impacts and sediment discharge mitigation options.
- Data analysis
- Field investigation
- Appraisal of impacts and the proposed mitigation measures
- Collation of findings into detailed Environmental Plan report for DEC
- Advice/assistance to DEC with the development of Plan approved conditions.