Mt Pleasant, Australia
Led by the team heading up Thiess Rehabilitation, Thiess’ rehabilitation outcomes at Mt Pleasant mirror Indigenous local habitat, set within some of the most stringent environmental requirements in New South Wales. The resulting open, grassy woodland, with native grasses, trees and shrubs, incorporates rock piles and tree hollows to provide connected habitats that create wildlife corridors with the surrounding landscape, encouraging the return of local fauna. It has been recognised as industry best practice, including impressive construction quality assurance processes that have been shared with the wider industry. The geo-fluvial, natural landform, including contours, peaks and valleys, looks less engineered and more visually appealing, with better long-term landform stability.