Latest Gove Releases
Rio Tinto recognised for Northern Territory export success
Rio Tinto Gove Operations has been recognised at the 2018 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory Export and Industry Awards for its achievements as a world-class producer of bauxite to the global aluminium industry.
Rio Tinto general manager scoops Northern Territory resources awards
A female mining engineer with a passion for inclusion and diversity (I&D) has been honoured with two top Northern Territory resources sector prizes for championing women into non-traditional roles at Rio Tinto’s Gove bauxite operations in Northeast Arnhem Land.
Rio Tinto takes a stand against violence in the Northern Territory
Rio Tinto continues to take a stand against family and domestic violence in its communities with support of a national anti-violence conference in Yirrkala, Northeast Arnhem Land this week.
Innovation at Gove
We consult with Traditional Owners and other stakeholders about opportunities beyond the life of our operations in the region.
As part of our engagement with Traditional Owners in preparation for closure, we use virtual reality technology to illustrate rehabilitation processes and give insight into how the land may look in the future. This gives Traditional Owners the opportunity to see their future aspirations and share their feedback with us.
We are also using virtual reality technology to showcase Gove’s bauxite mining operation: viewers can experience mining from their seat and take a ride in a mine truck or a ship loader and even collect seeds with Traditional Owners, allowing them to experience life at our Gove Operations.
How are we supporting our community?
Rio Tinto Gove Operations has two funding programs currently available for not for profit groups.
Gove COVID-19 response, resilience and recovery program
As part of Rio Tinto’s Partnership for Progress program, $100,000 in funding is now available for not for profit community groups and associations to support COVID-19 response, resilience and recovery activities across the Gove Peninsula. Applications close 30 September 2020.
Gove sponsorships and donations program
Gove Operations sponsorship and donations program offers support to community and not for profit groups through the provision of financial and in-kind contributions for activities that enhance the liveability and community vibrancy across the Gove Peninsula. This program runs year-round.
May 15 2020 Update
Gove Peninsula, Northern Territory
Keeping each other safe
15 May 2020
We have pledged A$500,000 to CareFlight Northern Operations to support emergency aeromedical care in the Northern Territory as part of a A$1.1 million commitment to support East Arnhem communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The contribution underlines our commitment to the health and wellbeing of the region and to provide resources to combat the effects of the pandemic.
Gove Operations General Manager Alysia Tringrove said “I’m pleased to announce Rio Tinto has committed A$1.1 million to the Gove Peninsula from its Partnership for Progress program, which has been set up to provide more support to communities where we operate.
“CareFlight provides a vital service to remote and rural areas and is the primary aeromedical, search and rescue service in the Northern Territory. This funding will help CareFlight continue to supply emergency care and other medical services to people in the East Arnhem region and the rest of the Territory.
CareFlight Northern Operations General Manager Philip Roberts said the team was pleased to welcome Rio Tinto as a funding partner:
“These funds will play a vital role in improving patient outcomes across East Arnhem Land and ensuring the most remote pockets of the Territory have equity in access to a hospital level of care. Rio Tinto’s contribution will allow us to bolster services during the current COVID-19 response and develop additional options to service the East Arnhem region.
“As the only aeromedical provider in the Top End, covering more than 600,000 square kilometres, it is critical we deliver equity in healthcare to all rural and remote residents, as well as our most vulnerable populations.”
CareFlight senior flight nurse and midwife Trudy Guiney said she felt privileged to have lived in the East Arnhem region for 20 years and to be part of the CareFlight team servicing the region:
“The greatest joy for me has been building relationships in the community and caring for the families in the region.
“For example, during our most recent wet season, I was on night shift and received a patient that was critically ill and required an expedited transfer to Royal Darwin Hospital for internal bleeding.
“One of the most satisfying things was that his wife really trusted us because of our existing strong relationship. When she saw me, she knew he would be looked after, because we’ve looked after her, her children and her grandchildren over the years.
“During times of uncertainty and taking loved ones across vast distances, trust and confidence in our people and organisation really matters. This patient survived and is back in our community today.”
The CareFlight investment is the first major investment announced in the Northern Territory as part of our US$25 million commitment we have made to support communities around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
April 2 2020 Update
2 April 2020
On 26 March, the Northern Territory Government declared designated biosecurity areas including East Arnhem and Nhulunbuy, with anyone entering a designated biosecurity area needing to self-quarantine for 14 days.
What this means for our Gove Operations workforce:
- We have stopped travel into our Indigenous communities of Yirrkala and Gunyangara and limited travel to Nhulunbuy
- We have moved to operating with only people who are absolutely critical to business continuity at site, with all non-operational people working from home
We continue to work very closely with the Northern Territory Government on our FIFO workforce arrangements. Although we have stopped all non-essential travel, there are still areas that require a FIFO workforce and we are working with the government to do this safely and with strict controls to provide separation from Nhulunbuy and the surrounding communities.
The health and wellbeing of our workforce and the community remains our priority. We are also offering strong support locally to the Northern Territory Government and Gove health services to ensure our community is prepared.