This report documents research undertaken with residents of the communities of the Lower Gulf of Carpentaria, North West Queensland. It is part of a broader study which aims to establish the social impacts of completion of mining at Century Mine and provide input into the deliberations over the 15-year review of the Gulf Communities Agreement (GCA) by the agreement monitoring body the Century Liaison Advisory Committee (CLAC). As such the report includes a mix of looking back at how the aspirations contained in the GCA have been met, understanding the contribution the mine is making from a community perspective, and looking forward at opportunities for leaving a positive legacy. The report begins by outlining project methodology and the overarching themes that emerged in discussions of the GCA aspirations. The following sections provide detailed findings, organised under the four aspirations discussed below. Later sections record issues particular to some communities, along with submissions from State Government Ministers and Departments. The report concludes with a discussion of opportunities for leaving a positive legacy.
Barnes, R. & Collins, N. (2013) Social aspects of the closure of Century Mine. Report on community consultations (Supplement A), CSRM: Brisbane.