Indigenous partnerships

Indigenous partnerships

Amrun sits on Wik-Waya traditional lands. Amrun (pronounced Um-Run) is the Wik-Waya people's traditional name for the area where most of the mine's infrastructure is located.

Our Weipa operations have three Aboriginal Agreements with 12 Traditional Owner groups. These agreements ensure local Indigenous people have a say in how the benefits of mining are used to support current and future generations. And that's not just financial benefits, but education, training, cultural heritage protection and employment too.

Before we began building Amrun, we worked closely with Wik-Waya people to develop a Communities, Heritage and Environment Management Plan (CHEMP) to guide the construction and operation of the project. We work with Traditional Owners to make sure culture is shared and respected, and important heritage sites are looked after properly. Some of the ways we do this is by holding cultural camps on country with Traditional Owners to record important sites and help Elders pass on knowledge to younger generations. And at the Amrun village, we co-designed an area named "Chivarri" with Traditional Owners which includes a historical timeline and a fire pit to share stories around in the evenings. Across the mine, infrastructure – like the Chith export facility – and even blocks of land in the mine plan are named in traditional language.

Download our Local and Indigenous participation strategy (Construction phase)

Case studies (Construction phase)

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Goodline delivers river terminals and accommodation village

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Connection to country guides Helen in new role on Amrun

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Connection to country guides Helen in new role on Amrun

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Local Aboriginal business secures maintenance contract