Rehabilitation of land following CSG and mining activities remains a constant problem for landowners.
Typical problems include the mixing of topsoils, inadequate erosion control measures and the introduction of weeds.
Landowners have strong rights to ensure that rehabilitation is performed adequately. These rights exist despite any agreements that you have entered into with a resource company or the time that has elapsed since those agreements were entered. These rights exist even if you have been compensated for grazing or productivity losses associated with disturbance to the pipeline land.
This information provides advice of a general nature only and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
Published 4 July 2016.