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Ely Bauxite Mining Project Agreement

Category: Agreement
Date: 1997
Sub Category:Commercial Agreement | Lease
Location:Western Cape York, Queensland, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Subject Matter:Economic Development | Education | Employment and Training | Mining and Minerals
    Summary Information:
    The Ely Bauxite Mining Project Agreement (EBMPA) ('the Agreement') between Alcan, six Traditional Owner groups (the Dulhunty, Taepithiggi, Thanakwith, Tjungundji, Yupungathi and Warrangku people), the Mapoon, Napranum and New Mapoon communities and the Cape York Land Council was signed in 1997 and amended in 1999.

    The Agreement sets out the terms for development of the mining lease including the Ely deposit, and a range of commitments regarding cultural heritage protection, cultural awareness training, community and business capacity building through employment, and education and training opportunities (Alcan Website, 2007 & 2008).

    Mining of the leased area commenced in January 2007 by Rio Tinto Aluminium (Weipa) on behalf of Alcan (Alcan Website, 2007 & 2008).

    Related Entries

  • Western Cape Regional Partnership Heads of Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Alcan Incorporated - Signatory
  • Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council - Signatory
  • New Mapoon Community Council - Signatory
  • Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council - Signatory
  • Cape York Land Council Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Rio Tinto Aluminium
  • People
  • Dulhunty People - Signatory
  • Taepadhighi People - Signatory
  • Thanakwith People - Signatory
  • Tjungundji People - Signatory
  • Yupungathi People - Signatory
  • Warrangku People - Signatory

  • References

    Alcan Australia (2004) Bauxite Resources
    Alcan Australia (9 July 2007) Alcan partners with Traditional Owners in Far North Queensland
    Alcan (12 October 2006) Ely bauxite deposit go-ahead



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