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12 November 2008


Ditton Geotechnical Services

Curriculum Vitae of Steven Ditton

Chartered Professional Engineer/NPER 3

Date of Birth:

1 February 1967


B.Eng. (Civil/Hons), 1990 (University of New South Wales)

NPER-3 Registration Date:

July 2001 (M/N 342140)

Continuing Professional Development Audit: July 2007 – 150 hours/3 years confirmed.

Professional Affiliations:

Member – Institution of Engineers (Australia) Member – Australian Geomechanics Society Member – Mine Subsidence Technological Society


Steve is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He has over 20 years experience in the civil and coal mining industries as a geotechnical engineer, including 15 years of mine subsidence related work.

He has worked on a broad range of surface and underground mining projects and has developed/applied a range of empirical/analytical and calibrated numerical subsidence prediction and underground strata management models of overburden, immediate roof, floor and coal pillar behavior through research and commercial work.

He has been involved in providing subsidence prediction and impact assessment studies for new and existing coal mines in NSW and QLD. This work has included giving presentations to government and community consultative committee meetings. He has also presented technical papers at Mine Subsidence Technological Society and Sydney and Bowen Basin Geologist Society conferences since 1998.

He has worked primarily in NSW and Queensland with some experience in the Northern Territory and the Philippines on an open cut mine site. His main areas of professional experience are as follows:

  • Mine subsidence predictions for longwalls and pillar extraction.

  • Mine subsidence impact and damage assessments.

  • Preparation of subsidence impact management reports for inclusion in Subsidence Management

Plan and EIS submissions for new and existing coal mines.

  • Pillar design for subsidence management at underground coal mines.

Grouting of old mine workings design for subsidence control.

High wall and natural cliff line mapping for stability assessments.

CV for Steven Ditton


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