This report documents research undertaken with local Indigenous employees at the MMG Century Mining operation (Century) in the Gulf of Carpentaria, northwest Queensland. It is part of a broader study which aims to:
- assess Century Mine‟s economic and social contribution to Gulf communities
- identify potential impacts on the region after completion of mining
- identify opportunities for Century Mine to contribute to sustainable development of the Gulf region and to realise the Gulf Communities Agreement‟s (GCA) aspirations.
The project was commissioned by the Century Liaison and Advisory Committee (CLAC) which includes representation from all parties of the GCA. It was sponsored by Century. The study was undertaken by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) with the assistance of Century‟s Community and Stakeholder Partnerships Department (CSP - previously the Gulf Communities Agreement Support Department). The key objective of the project was to identify how employment at Century mine has impacted on local, predominantly Indigenous, employees and on communities in the Gulf. This was done with the aim of identifying opportunities and necessary measures for Century to leave a positive legacy post closure.
Arbeláez-Ruiz, D & Weldegiorgis, F. (2013) Social aspects of the closure of Century Mine. Survey of employees in GCA roles at Century Mine (Supplement B), CSRM: Brisbane.