Land deal brings ‘ben­e­fits’

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

An in­land Pil­bara tra­di­tional owner group has put pen to pa­per on a deal to boost ben­e­fits to its peo­ple while giv­ing its bless­ing for ac­cess to part of its land for min­ing.

The Nyiya­parli peo­ple and Green­mount Re­sources, which runs the Kar­lawinda Gold Project south-east of Newman, signed a land ac­cess agree­ment last month.

An eco­nomic as­sess­ment and pro­posed na­tive ti­tle com­pen­sa­tion study was also un­der­taken.

Ya­matji Marlpa Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Si­mon Hawkins said the agree­ment demon­strated pos­i­tive out­comes for both par­ties. “The fact that agree- ment was reached within six months shows that when com­pa­nies and tra­di­tional own­ers work to­gether, ne­go­ti­a­tions can be con­cluded in a timely fash­ion with mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial out­comes,” he said.

“It has far-reach­ing ben­e­fits for the com­mu­nity ... en­abling Nyiya­parli peo­ple to have ac­cess to train­ing, em­ploy­ment and con­tract­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties as­so­ci­ated with the Kar­lawinda Gold Project.”

Kar­lka Nyiya­parli Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion chair­woman Edith Hall said Capricorn Met­als had agreed to in­volve Nyiya­parli peo­ple in cul­tural her­itage and en­vi­ron­men­tal sur­veys and stud­ies.

The min­ing lease for the project was granted on Novem­ber 23.

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