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Santa Visits Community

For the thirteenth successive year, ‘Christmas Father’ has visited seven remote Martu communities around Telfer in Western Australia’s Western Desert region. ‘Christmas Father,’ as he is called in these parts, brings cheer, presents and festive food and treats to the 300 children living in Kunawarritji, Punmu, Warralong, Marble Bar, Nullagine, Jigalong and Parnngurr over two […]

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Cultural Awareness

Telfer Gold Mine’s fully revised Cultural Awareness Program is expected to be available online soon. The new format study replaces a series of educational lectures delivered by a range of presenters over the past 15 years since Telfer was expanded and re-opened in 2002. University of Western Australia Emeritus Professor Bob Tonkinson, a world-renowned expert […]

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Baseline Study assists Decisions

Following the signing of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement between Newcrest Mining and the Martu People represented by Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Council in December 2015, Newcrest undertook a Socio-Economic Baseline Study with the Martu community. The purpose of the study was for Newcrest to gather information to better understand the communities with whom the Telfer Project has a relationship, and to assist in making […]

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Santa visits seven communities

Now for the 13th successive year, ’Christmas Father’ has visited seven remote Martu communities surrounding the Telfer Gold Mine in WA’s Western Desert region. He brings cheer, presents and festive food and treats to the 300 children living in Kunawarritji, Punmu, Warralong, Marble Bar, Nullagine, Jigalong and Parnngurr over two weeks in December each year […]

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Study into safe driving, mechanical training wins Newcrest support

NEWCREST is supporting an independent study to identify communities’ interest in programs to improve driving safety, and also to enhance employment opportunities for community members. Cartec Training Solutions principals Maarten Hardy and Lyle Barrett initially approached Telfer’s Community Relations Superintendent Ben Bryant for logistical support for them in visiting Indigenous communities to conduct their two-part […]

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A stroll in the dunes

Download or view PDF I have made a number of trips in recent years to Punmu and Parrngurr and I was looking forward with some considerable anticipation to walking through the very remote areas traversed by the proposed Nyminjarra Road, particularly the heavily-duned area south of the lakes.

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Niminjarra Highway

The Niminjarra Highway inches forward, with the completion late last year of the feasibility study into the project. The estimated construction costs range from the Shire’s estimate of $6 million (based on $50,000 per kilometre) to estimates of $9 million from other industry sources. This high cost estimate has inspired a rethink of the proposed […]