Lihir Gold Mine Review, Papua New Guinea


PNG Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)



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.

Services provided:

  • 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.
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