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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 5. Goal A: Protect the Land and Sea 38 Eastern Leases will require a new Mining Agreement and this will provide a valuable opportunity for the ALC and the Traditional Owners to seek tight controls on what is permitted in the area, cultural area restrictions, environmental obligations, and financial compensation and community benefits. ACTIONS: 5. Lobby for significant environmental assessment before proceeding with any new Mining Agreements in the Eastern Leases area. 6. Consult with the Anindilyakwa community on any requirements to be included in a new Mining Agreement, including cultural area restrictions, environmental obligations, and financial compensation and community benefits. PLAN FOR MINE CLOSURE Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) mines manganese from a number of leases on the western coastal plain of Groote Eylandt. Senior GEMCO and the ALC representatives have commenced planning for the end of mining on Groote Eylandt. The meetings are held quarterly to develop a plan for decommissioning and rehabilitating the area covered by GEMCOs lease. The plan would consider which infrastructure is to be retained. The ALC expects that the mine site itself, including processing plant, workshop, offices and administration areas would be cleared away. The road supply, power-lines and water pipelines and the harbour access would be retained and the ALC is to look at possible future uses. The ALC will also investigate optimal use of current land management and rehabilitation practises for long-term sustainable economic development. Examples include solar farms, aquaculture ventures, and biomass growth carbon-offset schemes. Mine closure planning needs to be underpinned by the principles of self-sufficiency and the retention of assets that have benefits for a low cost and sustainable economy, while disposing of assets that are expensive to maintain.


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