The most recent LOP II Sponsors Management Committee Meeting #7 was held in Sydney on 26 and 27 November 2018. The focus for Meeting #7 was to plan for the funding of LOP III – Open Pit of the Future. On the first day, presentations were made on the progress of current Research Projects, and Research Projects for the remainder of LOP II. The second day was devoted to a presentation and discussion of the proposed Model for the funding of LOP III – Open Pit of the Future. The LOP Charter was also discussed.