Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program handbooks
About the handbooks
Following consultation with the Australian mining industry and other interest groups, the Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry (LPSD) developed fifteen handbooks to address the key issues affecting sustainable development.
The informative and user-friendly handbooks provide mine managers, communities and regulators with essential information on current sustainable mining practices. The case studies included in the publications encourage, assist and lead all sectors of the mining industry beyond the requirements set by legislation.
Each publication was created with the oversight of individual working groups comprising experts in Australian mining, including Australian mining and minerals industry operators, Australian mining peak bodies and industry training providers, the Minerals Council of Australia, and Australian state and territory government agencies.
Following the success of the handbooks, an overarching publication ‘A Guide to Leading Practice Sustainable Development in Mining’ (see below) was developed to complement the original handbooks.
- A Guide to Leading Practice Sustainable Development in Mining
- Airborne Contaminants, Noise and Vibration
- Biodiversity Management
- Community Engagement and Development
- Cyanide Management
- Evaluating Performance: Monitoring and Auditing
- Hazardous Materials Management
- Managing Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
- Mine Closure and Completion
- Mine Rehabilitation
- Risk Management
- Tailings Management
- Water Management
- Working with Indigenous Communities
How to download the handbooks
Each handbook has been made available for public download primarily in the English language, with a selection of handbooks translated into alternative languages as per their international demand.
To view the available handbooks in your language, select from the following pages:
For more information about the handbooks, or to obtain hardcopy versions contact the LPSD Program Manager:
Phone: +61 2 6213 7144