The rehabilitation of degraded landscapes requires the efficient use of seeds of diverse wild plants. The GIL project has been developed to unite seed science with innovative, ecologically-guided engineering. Solutions to the precision delivery of seeds at scale for mine-site rehabilitation lie in the invention and modification of direct seeding equipment matched to seed enhancement technologies. Outcomes of this project will be applicable to degraded lands requiring rehabilitation across Australian and beyond, particularly mined areas. Future “licenses to mine” will require demonstrated effective plant rehabilitation technologies across these disturbed lands.