Case Study:Mining & Energy

Project Management
McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust

Project Management McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust

21

grants approved (2018-2021)

8

CBT-led projects

$3.35m

committed to projects in 2018 - 2021

#Overview

Providing project management services and facilitating community and economic development for the Borroloola region in the NT.

Plan C leads broad community engagement and wide-ranging community and economic development in Borroloola and the surrounding Big Rivers region as Project Officers for the McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust.

Since 2018, Plan C have worked with the Trust, community and key stakeholders to facilitate projects and programs across the priority areas of culture and art, education, enterprise and job creation, environment, health, and social and community development.

Four Clans Artwork image 📸 Benjamin Warlngundu Ellis Bayliss

#On Location

📸  Benjamin Warlngundu Ellis Bayliss
📸 Benjamin Warlngundu Ellis Bayliss

#Project Officer Responsibilities

1

Engage with the community and key stakeholders to identify opportunities for projects and programs that could be facilitated by the Trust to meet the needs and aspirations of the community

2

Initiate and facilitate CBT-led projects, such as a Youth Strategy, land development opportunities, Borroloola Economic Assessment, signage strategy, and Community Bus Service

3

Support community groups, universities, schools and larger not-for-profit corporations, to enable the development of programs and projects across the Trust's six priority areas

4

Establish partnerships with organisations to generate investment and identify projects that respond to community needs

5

Attend various community events such as the opening of the Rocky Creek Bridge and Borroloola School Family Fun Days to support projects funded by the Trust and show community support

#Key Outcomes

Improved literacy, numeracy and commitment to learning from school age to tertiary education, and more opportunities for training, skills development and local employment

Upgraded and improved infrastructure and facilities which have major long term benefits, and promote sustainability and resilience for the local community

Celebration of Indigenous culture, traditions and art, through the support of events, tourism, creation of educational materials and art projects

Enhanced health and wellbeing and increased social and community development outcomes through the support of projects that promote a higher standard of living, provide opportunities for social connection, and foster a sense of community

Increased commitment from local and regional organisations to work with the Trust on major change making projects

#CBT Project Highlights

Borroloola Land Development
Investigations

Youth Strategy for Borroloola and Robinson River

Borroloola School
Breakfast Program

Roper Gulf Regional Council
Rocky Creek Bridge Upgrade

Waralungku Arts
Four Clans Artwork

Borroloola Thunders
AFL Team

Artback NT Remote
Arts and Culture Program

Community Bus Service

#For more information, download the CBT Key Activities 2018-2021 booklet

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