McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust

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Enterprise and Job Creation programs funded
Total: $5,788,749

Programs that promote employment and local business establishment and development to create a diverse local economy and sustainable job opportunities.

2017

$76,897 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Robinson River Fuel Upgrade

Upgrade existing fuel system to allow for fuel to continue to be available in the community.

2015

$966,319 to Mabunji

Wanula Creche

Contribution towards a new creche building providing a safer environment and allowing more parents to take up job opportunities.


$18,982 to NT Industry Training Board

Youthworx Careers Expo

Facilitation of a Careers Expo held in Borroloola in October 2015 which was open to school students and the public.


$194,891 to Mabunji

Sea Ranger Vessel

Purchase of a custom built vessel for the Sea Ranger unit to support their economic development and tourism activities.

2014

$59,480 for Gurdanji Traditional Owners

Gurdanji Rangers

MRM partnered with Traditional Owners to scope the establishment of a Gurdanji Rangers Group. The purpose of the study was to explore the feasibility of building a sustainable, commercial enterprise based around the Gurdanji peoples' commitment to protect, preserve and nurture their country.


$148,200 to McArthur River Mine

Pathways to Employment Program

Development of a two-phase employment program for the Region to include the mine and also extending to all employment opportunities in the community as a whole.


$150,000 to Malandari

Malandari Aboriginal Staff Accommodation Project

This grant assisted in providing housing for Aboriginal staff of Malandari Store.

2013

$134,718 to Mabunji

Turtle Camp

This project provides an additional two years to Turtle Camp with the aim of establishing a viable ecotourism enterprise on country . The ecotourism event will provide an educational platform for visitors and the eco camp proposal is responsive to stated Yanyuwa aspirations for achieving some degree of financial independence and management autonomy through the provision of environmental services and sustainable tourism development.


$227,000 to Mabunji

Barni-Wardimantha Awara

Over these two years, the fledgling business models and developments already in place were expanded on, enhanced and consolidated to the point where the wider Yanyuwa is being implemented.


2012

$143,478 to Mabunji and Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit

West Island Turtle Camp

Support for two eco-tourism trials at Maabayny (North Beach) on West Island. Trials of a new turtle camp were conducted 25-27 September 2012 and 30 September to 2 October 2012, providing visitors the opportunity to participate in turtle research undertaken by the Rangers and Yanyuwa families.


$113,850 Mabunji and Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit

Barni-Wadimantha Awara

Second grant to support the engagement of a consultant to help action a Plan of Management for the Yanyuwa country as an Indigenous Protected Area including researching and trailing ecotourism opportunities and infrastructure development planning.

2011

$539,268 to McArthur River Mine

Indigenous Training and Employment Strategy

Employment of two operator trainers to provide on-the-job training for Indigenous trainees and employees, support the intake of another 15-20 trainees in entry level positions, provide ongoing mentoring and support and buy a new bus to transport local employees from the mine to Borroloola.

2010

$40,000 to Waanyi Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Machine Hire

Support to engage a consultancy to develop a viable business plan for the growth of a new enterprise to provide contract machinery operation.


$544,624 to McArthur River Mine

Indigenous Training and Employment Strategy

Deliver an effective and culturally appropriate framework for Indigenous recruitment, training and retention at MRM which encourages and supports applicants from within the local community.

2009

$543,000.00 to Malandari Partnership

Purchase of Store

This grant assisted in the construction of the new Malandari Store with the relocation of the Post Office, construction of the annexe and upgrade of security systems.


$541,743 to McArthur River Mine

Employment and Training

Deliver an effective and culturally appropriate framework for Indigenous  recruitment, training and retention at MRM which encourages and supports applicants within the local community.

2008

$50,000 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Civil Equipment Purchase

Support the development of a self sufficient civil contracting business in Robinson River through the purchase of a CAT Grader.


$170,000 to  Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Civil Equipment Purchase

Support the development of a self sufficient civil contracting business in Robinson River through the purchase of a Self-Propelled Smooth Drum Roller.


$10,000 Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Breeding Bulls

Purchase 2 bulls and 10 cows for the Wandigulla Outstation to support the extension of their breeding and export business.


$551,295 to McArthur River Mine

Employment and Training

Deliver an effective and culturally appropriate framework for Indigenous  recruitment, training and retention at MRM which encourages and supports applicants within the local community.

$64,000 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Further Civil Equipment Purchase

Further support the development of a self sufficient civil contracting business in Robinson River through the purchase of a Low Loader.


$76,162 to the National Trust 

National Trust Welfare Building Refurbishment

Conduct repairs to the museum’s ablution facilities to promote tourism.

2007

$145,960 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Community Store Materials

Support towards developing the community store to replace the ageing existing shop which has poor refrigeration capabilities and lacks space for growth.


$70,000 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Concrete Batch Plant

Expand the potential business opportunities serviced by the Civil Construction Team.


$20,000 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Goat Herd Fencing

Build a fence to contain a herd of around 200 goats and protect them from dingo attack.


$69,462 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Visitor Accommodation

Add a visitor accommodation and kitchen facility to a planned Government Business and Accommodation Centre and expand its potential uses.


$90,000 to Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation

Concrete Agitator

Build a sustainable local operation that will give the community the resources it needs to conduct maintenance and construction activities.


$36,120 to Greenlip Enterprises

Airbourne Solutions Training

Provide a local Indigenous resident with the necessary training to gain his license and secure employment as a commercial helicopter pilot at Airborne Solutions.


Funding Priority Areas

 

The  Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit takes possession of its new vessel.

Eco-friendly facilities at Turtle Camp.

The handback of Yanyuwa country as an Indigenous Protected Area has facilitates the development of ecotourism opportunities.

Operator training in a truck simulator.

On board the Sea Ranger vessel the
A-Wurrarumu.

Breeding cows at Wandigulla Outstation. 

Batching concrete at Robinson River.

A roller purchased by Mungoorbada Aboriginal Corporation with a grant from the Trust.

Job training for local people at MRM.