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The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that share many resources with high economic and also environmental, social and cultural value. A range of planning and policy instruments and new institutions have been introduced to manage the cumulative impacts of coal mining, and some of the competition over resources such as land, water, labour and infrastructure.
This project sought to improve understanding and management of the cumulative impacts of coal mining and other land uses in regions with diversified economies including coal mining. It aimed to profile relevant policies and their application in practice, as well as promote adaptive management and systems approaches to assessment and management of cumulative impacts of multiple industries.