Community Engagement

Century has many stakeholders, ranging from Traditional Owners and pastoralists to local councils and suppliers.

Through our active engagement Century aims to balance business and operational goals and commitments with the expectations and needs of local communities and others stakeholders.

Examples of regular engagement activities include:

  • Updates to pastoralists about maintenance works along the Century pipeline corridor;
  • Updates to the Century Environment Committee (CEC) on environmental management at Century’s Lawn Hill and Karumba operations, mine closure planning and bulk earth works as part of site rehabilitation;
  • Visiting and mail-outs to residents in Normanton and Karumba about a 2013-14 project to transport batches of lead concentrates from Century mine through to Karumba; and
  • Participation in the Century Liaison Advisory Committee (CLAC). Century now also provides a secretariat to the CLAC to support the committee in its work to oversee the implementation of the Gulf Communities Agreement (GCA).

Forums for engagement

In addition to meeting with individuals, Century uses a number of established forums to engage regularly with key stakeholder groups. These forums include through:

  • Century Liaison Advisory Committee (CLAC);
  • The Century Employment and Training Committee (CE&TC) – committee of local MMG employees and government representatives, providing advice and guidance to MMG on employment and training opportunities for local people;
  • The Century Environment Committee (CEC) – committee of representatives from Traditional Owners groups engaging with Century on matters relating to ongoing environmental management and rehabilitation;
  • The Aboriginal Development Benefits Trust (ADBT) – a community organisation providing assistance to establish local Indigenous businesses. The committee includes the Mayors of Doomadgee and Carpentaria Shire, local community representatives and one MMG employee;
  • Gulf Savannah Development (GSD) – Now a GSD Board member, Century is now able to work more closely with Burke, Carpentaria, Doomadgee and Mornington Island Shire Councils on operational and long-term issues of regional significance; and
  • Our relaunched annual drive to meet with local pastoralists – this provides an opportunity to discuss Century’s approach to pipeline operations and maintenance with local pastoralists.

Meeting with local pastoralists during 2013 pipeline drive.

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