Community Development and Engagement

We are passionate about building strong relationships with the communities in which we operate, and we believe transparency is the foundation of mutually respectful partnerships.

Through open and honest communication with our community members and stakeholders, we embrace opportunities to learn and respect the cultures, customs, needs and rights of the communities.

We prioritise supporting local employment, partnerships, procurement and assisting with the development of Indigenous owned businesses through a community-centred approach to our initiatives and programs.

Community Partnership Program

We are proud of our Community Partnership Program and we invite local community groups, organisations and stakeholders to apply for the Metro Mining Community Grants.

Through this initiative, we strive to be a socially and environmentally responsible business by committing to supporting community programs and economic development that makes a positive contribution to community, culture and youth.

We are proud supporters of the following organisations:

  • Children’s Charity Network and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • Tangaroa Blue and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative
  • Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council Barra Bash
  • Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Cultural Festival
  • Bamaga Roo’s Rugby Club
  • Cape Sisters Rugby Club
  • Western Cape College

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Sourcing Locally

We understand that by prioritising local procurement we are investing in communities both socially and economically through supporting local employment and businesses.

We commit to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander supplier diversity through the Metro Mining Local Supply Network.

This initiative aims to prioritise local producers, suppliers and distributors of goods and services to support our operations and we invite businesses to join the network through the link below.

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Community Seed Collection Program

Metro’s seed collection program gives community members the opportunity to collect local seed on Country to support Metro’s rehabilitation program. Monthly collections of various species of seed and grasses occur in Mapoon, Napranum and the communities of the Northern Peninsula Area.

Seed picking is open to everyone and we welcome new pickers to join the team!

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