Gulf Communities Agreement (GCA)
Century is a signatory to the Gulf Communities Agreement (GCA), an agreement between the mine, four Native Title groups of Waanyi, Mingginda, Gkuthaarn and Kukatj, and the Queensland Government.
The GCA specifies particular benefits and obligations on each party, which exist throughout the life of mining project.
In negotiating the GCA, which was signed in 1997, Traditional Owners intended for the mine to contribute to the social and economic development of the Gulf while protecting and promoting cultural heritage.
Waanyi-Ganggalida artist Pietta Aplin’s painting ‘Boodjamulla’ features on the cover of the Gulf Communities Agreement (GCA) 15 Year Review. It was used with the permission of Ms Aplin and Bob Grack, operator of the Doomadgee Roadhouse. The GCA 15 Year Review was compiled by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM).