Aboriginal Engagement

We are committed to working with Traditional Owners to ensure, where possible, they are meaningfully engaged through employment and enterprise development opportunities arising from the Pilgangoora Project

We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal people, their culture, language, traditions and connection to country, and actively work to create mutual understanding and strengthen engagement across all our operations.

During the development and now operation of the Pilgangoora  Project we engage extensively with the Traditional Owners of the area encompassing the Pilgangoora Project the Njamal People, and the Kariyarra People who are the Traditional Owners of the surrounding area where regional exploration is undertaken and supporting project infrastructure is located.

To support these relationships separate agreements are in place with both groups. A Native Title Agreement and a Heritage Protection Agreement is in place with the Njamal People and an Infrastructure Agreement (utilities and access roads) and Heritage Protection Agreement with the Kariyarra People.

Out of respect and recognising the Nyamal People’s connection to country (which the Pilgangoora Project is located on) we asked Nyamal to name each processing plant, following the acquisitions of the neighbouring asset.

As a result, Plant One (our original Pilgangoora plant) is now known as Pilgan and Plant Two (Altura plant) as Ngungaju (pronounced - Nuh-ga-ju).

Ngungaju means ‘place of water’ – as the area is highly prospective for water with the landscape containing many creeks and spring beds.

Pilgan pays homage to our original Pilgangoora Plant, with ‘Pilgangoora’ being the Nyamal name for the entire area. 

To cultivate positive engagement and create greater understanding across our workforce, regular Cultural Awareness Training is delivered to employees and partners. We also celebrate Aboriginal culture and people by marking key events such as NAIDOC week and Reconciliation Day.

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 884, West Perth WA 6872
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