04 AUGUST 2020
Our Cannington operation worked with the local community to stop weed infestations in farms around the mine
Communities that live in balance with their natural environments are resilient and sustainable.
Our Cannington operation worked with the local community to stop weed infestations in farms around the mine.
Properties in the McKinlay and Cloncurry Shires can be infested by prickly acacia, parkinsonia and mesquite. These species are classified as weeds of national significance by the Australia government because they are invasive and have a big environmental and economic impact.
Our Cannington team partnered with landholders and community organisation Southern Gulf Natural Resource Management to treat 21,900 hectares of land, making good progress to reduce, eradicate and prevent weeds.
This has helped protect the biodiversity of the Mitchell Grass Downs and Gulf Plains regions and the riverside ecosystems of the McKinlay River catchment.