McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust

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Case Studies

Song Peoples Sessions

A collaboration between international singer Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen.

li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit

Supporting the sea rangers as they strive for economic sustainability while supporting caring for sea and country initiatives.

Turtle Camp

A program to involve conservationists and tourists in a local program to protect turtles in the Gulf.

Borroloola Indigenous Hip Hop 

Students produced a song and music video - 'Borroloola - We Alright'.













John Moriarty Football Scholarships 

Booroloola and Robinson River is producing exceptional athletes and students, whose skills and opportunities are strengthened through the John Moriarty Football program.

Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation – Fauna Survey on Gulf Islands

A three-year program to track mammal populations on Maria and North Islands. 

Closing the Gap in Aboriginal Cancer

A pilot program for the prevention and early detection of cancer in communities in the Gulf Region. 

Borroloola Community Bus Service

A 12 month pilot of a community bus service in Borroloola extending to nearby locations including Police Lagoon and Robinson River.

Books in Homes

Helping school students in the Gulf region access books to take home and read with their families.











Malandarri Festival

Annual community-led indigenous Arts and Culture event.













Waralangku Arts – Four Clans Artwork

A collaborative art piece between the four main language groups in the region; Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji.


Borroloola Amateur Race Club Facilities Upgrade

Construction of permanent holding yards for cattle. 



RGRC Rocky Creek Bridge Upgrade

Raising the Rocky Creek Bridge to increase immunity to wet weather events.

Garrwa and Gunindirri Garrwa Plants and Animals

A partnership between the Borroloola School and the University of Queensland as part of an ongoing program gathering the language and traditional ethnobiological knowledge of the local culture.