Support for School Microscopes

Newcrest’s Community Relations team at Telfer responded positively to a request to sponsor magnifying microscopes for all schools in the Western Desert. The units will be used for art, in school gardens; for science clubs; and for many other school activities – not just science in the class room. As a project taken on by […]


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 […]


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities A major pillar of Newcrest’s commitments to the Martu is in providing training and employment opportunities. Newcrest and its contractors have employed several hundred Aboriginal people at Telfer, many of whom are from the mine’s neighbouring Martu communities. Newcrest invests significant time, energy and resources into creating opportunities, promoting, encouraging and supporting the attainment of meaningful […]


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 […]


Family focus can be heightened and improved

With a Multiple Combination driver’s licence in his wallet, DAMIAN JENSEN can drive anything with wheels except, possibly, an aircraft. Damian, 35, (left) has worked for Telfer contractor Pilbara Logistics for a year, and has been spotted during the time in varying locations around the gold mine in charge of B-Double or singletrailer water carts, […]