About this document
This report is one in a series of three reports focused on the Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone (THPSS) ecological community and longwall coal mining.
This report captures the findings of a research project that:
- reviewed information about subsidence-related ground movements, overburden caving mechanics and groundwater impacts, and assessed this information in relation to impacts on peat swamps
- evaluated the opportunities for management of the impacts through prediction and engineering intervention, such as mine design alteration and provision for suitable buffers.
This report was prepared using information that was publicly available as of early 2013.