Projects that promote a higher standard of living by addressing issues such as overcrowding in local homes and welfare dependency and by providing services and facilities to foster a positive sense of community and town pride.
$25,298 as a CBT-led Development
Borroloola Town Camp UpgradesThe McArthur River Mine (MRM) Community Benefits Trust contributed over $25,000 worth of materials for the McArthur River Mine’s local workforce as they carried out upgrades to the Borroloola township during COVID-19. Materials included road base for grading works around the town camps and fencing for the swimming pool. The purchases helped local mine workers who were unable to access work during the pandemic make invaluable contributions to the town and surrounding areas.
Youth Scoping Service
The MRM Community Benefits Trust has supported a Borroloola Youth Service Scoping Study to identify opportunities to inform planning, design and delivery of a youth service in Borroloola.
$35,880 to Katherine Women's Legal Service
Borroloola Pilot Program
Legal support person to assist women navigate the Court process in Borroloola.
$225,000 as a CBT-led Development
Community Bus Service
Funding for an external service provider to run a community bus service in the Borroloola region.
$1,500,000 to Roper Gulf Regional Council
Borroloola Sports Courts
Construction of new covered, multi-purpose sports courts with associated lighting, scoreboard, seating and car parking.
$100,000 to Borroloola Amateur Race Club
Rodeo grounds upgrade
Upgrade of cattle yards and race.
$60,000 to Roper Gulf Regional Council
Borroloola Pool Upgrade
Installation of new pool cleaners, shade structure and artificial turf and purchase of new play equipment.
$95,846 to Mawurli and Wirriwangkuma Aboriginal (MAWA) Corporation
MAWA Lighting Towers
Purchase of lighting towers to support community events.
$69,868 to Roper Gulf Regional Council
FERGS Facility Upgrade
Purchase of a shed suitable for housing vehicles and equipment for the Borroloola Fire and Emergency Response Group.
$119,181 to Borroloola Amateur Race Club
Rodeo grounds refurbishment
Refurbishment of the rodeo grounds including replacing aging fences around the arena, loading ramp and race to chutes and the sorting yards.
$10,250 to Borroloola Amateur Race Club
Borroloola Amateur Rodeo Club Chutes
Purchase 3 new bucking chutes to improve safety for animals and riders and assist the sustainability of the event.
$47,359 to Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Centre
Little River Youth Diversion Program
Create a Juvenile diversion/life skills development program for 13-16 year olds.
$43,222 to Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Centre
Mabunji Wunala Creche Fencing
Funding to replace existing perimeter fencing with a new safe and secure fence surrounding the Wunala Crèche.
$18,100 to Borroloola Amateur Race Club
Contribute to the sustainability of the area’s Rodeo activities through assisting in the refurbishment of the grounds and assets.
MRM General Manager Sam Strohmayr, Roper Gulf Councillor and CBT Board Director Sam Evans and Roper Gulf Mayor Judy McFarlane at the announcement of the Borroloola Sports Courts funding.
The new creche has greatly improved facilities for Borroloola families.
MRM's Sam Strohmayr, Australian Government representative Alison Kelly and Mabunji's Greg Crofts at the turning of the first soil for construction of the creche.