Metro Mining has conducted the first of several planned Community Engagement Sessions for indigenous people interested in working at the Bauxite Hills Mine.
Initial information sessions were held in Cairns, Mapoon, Injinoo and Hope Vale.
Mine construction will commence in July this year. Full mining operations will commence in April next year following the wet season.
Metro has advertised for two full time Community Liaison Officers, one based in Mapoon and the other Injinoo. In addition, two casual labourers are assisting with early construction works.
Bauxite Hills Mine General Manager Charles Easton says the company is seeking expressions of interest for a variety of jobs that will become available as mine construction and mining operations commence.
Under the terms of its Ancillary Agreement with Native Title and Traditional Owners, Metro has committed to an order of employment preference for Ankamuthi People followed by people from the Northern Peninsula Area and the Cape York Region.
Non-Aboriginal people are also invited to register their interest.
Metro’s mining operations will be contracted to companies bound by the terms of Metro’s employment commitments.
Transhipment has been contracted to Bauxite Transhipment Services Pty Ltd (BTS) which is a joint venture between Transhipment Services Australia Pty Ltd (TSA) and Dadaru SR Pty Ltd,” Mr Easton said.
Dadaru is an Indigenous owned and operated company specialising in delivering effective Aboriginal engagement and capability in marine, civil and mining projects. Dadaru will be recruiting locally in an endeavor to offer a skilled, experienced and reliable workforce. In its operations interstate Dadaru has recruited a workforce with over 80% Aboriginal employees,” Mr Easton said.
Further information can be obtained by emailing Metro’s HR Manager Rob Mulholland at firstname.lastname@example.org