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Community

The Company has been a key contributor to the South Australian economy for over 10 years playing an important role in supporting the communities in which we operate and beyond.  The Company supports partnerships and initiatives that help build stronger communities for the future.

The Company has been a proud supporter of many community initiatives, such as providing funding to the Nepabunna community who have purchased and maintained a community bus in Nepabunna and sponsoring local events around regional South Australia.

The Company has engaged in many sponsorship opportunities and proudly fundraised on behalf on many charities.  The Company focuses on initiatives that promote growth in the regions in which we operate and initiatives that promote education in uranium and the earth sciences.

Featured are some of our major sponsorship relationships.

Museum of South Australia

The Company has been a proud supporter of the Museum of South Australia for several years.  The Company continues as the major sponsor of Palaeontology Week, which promotes the Earth Sciences and an interest in Palaeontology with students around the state.
 

Royal Flying Doctors Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is a trusted and admired Australian icon. As the largest and most comprehensive aero medical organisation in the world, it continues to provide a lifeline to those who live, work and travel in rural, remote and increasingly, metropolitan Australia. The Company has been a proud supporter of the RFDS for several years.  
 
World’s Greatest Shave Mine Challenge

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

The Mine Challenge is a specifically targeted campaign aimed at raising much needed funds through the support of the Australian mining and energy resources sector and associated companies and contractors.

The Company first took part in the Mine challenge in 2008 and this was with great success.  Through the support of staff, contractors and suppliers raised almost $23,000. The money was raised by generous donations and the Company matched these donations dollar for dollar.  In 2008 the Company made the national top 30 and came second in the World’s Greatest Shave in South Australia.  The Company also won an award in the mine challenge category as best mine per capita.

 

Native Title & Aboriginal Relations

The Company maintains a strong working relationship with the Adnyamathanha native title holders.

A Beverley Native Title Mining Agreement was approved by the Company and the Adnyamathanha community in May 2010. This ensures the continuance of production payments, community payments and employment opportunities for the Adnyamathanha people.  Since 2007, the Company has met its target Aboriginal employment at Beverley and this is a goal we aim to continue in the future. Regular meetings are held with the Adnyamathanha people to encourage open feedback between the parties.

At Beverley there is a visitor centre that displays cultural information, photos and facts about our traditional land owners.

NAIDOC (National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee)

NAIDOC week festivities are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.  The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Every year NAIDOC is celebrated at Beverley.  The Company welcomes the Adnyamathanha people and others in the neighbourhood of Beverley to a celebration of Adnyamathanha culture.  Our employees, many of whom are Indigenous, join with the traditional owners and other visitors to enjoy a day celebrating the contribution Indigenous communities have made to Australia.  

Wilpena Under the Stars 2013

Gary and Wendy Birch