McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust

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Social and Community Development projects funded
Total: $2,063,827

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.


$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.

$66,000 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 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

Stage 2 – 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

Rodeo grounds

Contribute to the sustainability of the area’s Rodeo activities through assisting in the refurbishment of the grounds and assets.

Funding Priority Areas

MRM General Manager Sam Strohmayr, Roper Gulf Councillor and CBT Board Director Sam Evans and Roper Gulf Mayor Judy McFarlane and 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.

The Trust has funded upgrades to the Borroloola rodeo grounds.