Indigenous Communities

We recognise the traditional rights of Indigenous people to maintain their culture, identity, customs and traditions. We have signed an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) with the Barada Barna Aboriginal Corporation, the traditional owners of the land on which the Olive Downs project will be developed. These agreements provide for a commercial benefits package for the entire life of the mine and include certain upfront and annual monetary payments into a trust for the Barada Barna native title holders as well as an employment program for members of the Barada Barna community at the mine.

We have also developed a cultural heritage management plan to manage impacts on aboriginal cultural heritage and to meet our duty of care obligations at the project site. We are pleased to adopt the Barada Barna People’s preferred arrangements for managing cultural heritage.