As part of a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process over several years, GVK Hancock has all Indigenous agreements in place for its mine, rail and port infrastructure.
We value cooperation with all sections of the community and are proud to have reached collaborative agreements with the Indigenous groups which interrelate with our projects including the Wangan & Jagalingou People, Jangga People, Birri People and the Juru People.
Our agreements were negotiated and finalised between 2011 and 2012 and included:
- Native Title Agreements for each of our Alpha Coal Mine and Kevin’s Corner Coal Mine in accordance with the Commonwealth Native Title Act,
- Indigenous Land Use Agreements covering our 500 kilometre railway and our coal export terminal at the port of Abbot Point in accordance with the Commonwealth Native Title Act, and
- Cultural Heritage Management Plans over the areas of both mines and our rail and port infrastructure in accordance with the Queensland Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act.
We will continue to work cooperatively with all indigenous groups, governments, landholders and the broader community as we continue advancing our projects to a point where construction can commence.