Planning and development for both new and existing coal mines is a major process that has increased in complexity from one involving a small number of stakeholders that were primarily focused on the broad issues of:
• Technical process
• Business result
to one today which is quite complex, involving many internal studies, corporate checks and balances, expert consultant studies and many stakeholders both small and large, government and non-government.
The aim of this AUSIMM 2004 Conference and Workshop is to bring together expert speakers who will seek to highlight and share some of their experiences of issues and aspects which impact on coal mine planning and development – both now and into the future.