Who are Our Communities?
Our communities include the landowners, neighbours, local communities, councils and the traditional owners of the land.
We have communities at our operating assets and our development sites. At our operating assets, our communities are primarily centred around Wellington, Tarago, Bungendore, and Smithfield in NSW, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Lonsdale and Bolivar in SA, and Walkaway in WA. Our assets are on the traditional land of the Aboriginal people with whom we have constructive long term relationships.
Our communities also comprise groups and industry bodies that have an interest in our business and operations, which includes community groups, universities, industry bodies, and the media.
Our investments in the community occur through a variety of channels.
These include: the use of local products and services such as retail, transport and accommodation; employment at our operating plant; landowner payments; and the sponsorship of community projects. We set annual funding targets in each community where we operate. We are committed to sourcing materials and services from locally based suppliers, and to reduce our impact on the environment from transportation in conjunction with our contractors to seek local suppliers where possible.