A unique partnership that is changing lives in the Gulf region. Over $16.5 million has been invested in over 100 projects since 2007 – these are the amazing statistics that are changing lives in the Gulf region.
Established in 2007, the McArthur River Mine (MRM) Community Benefits Trust is a unique partnership between McArthur River Mine, the Northern Territory Government and the local community. It commits $1.25 million a year to local projects that support culture and art, enterprise and job creation, social and community development, education, health and the environment.
The MRM Community Benefits Trust’s area of influence extends to the Gulf communities bounded by Robinson River in the south-east, the Sir Edward Pellew Islands, the Limmen Bight River in the west and Balbirini Station in the south. The township of Borroloola sits in the heart of the region.
The money comes directly from MRM, with all administration and management costs borne by MRM. That means every cent put into the Trust goes to supporting the local community.
Over the years, projects funded have been many and varied including everything from cultural activities to employment and education programs. Jobs have been created, culture celebrated, artists discovered, stories remembered, sports played and songs sung.