Our Worsley Alumina operation and Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) have launched a major environmental partnership that will help protect, preserve and rejuvenate the environment in Western Australia’s Peel and Wheatbelt regions.
The Hotham-Williams Warlang Boodja (Hotham-Williams Healthy Country) partnership will enable PHCC, a community-based not-for-profit organisation, to work with the community on a range of natural resource management projects in the Hotham-Williams subcatchment.
Under the five-year partnership, PHCC will undertake the Hotham-Williams Warlang Bilya (Hotham-Williams Healthy Rivers) Project, focusing on eight priority sites to improve habitat and ecological function of the river corridors. PHCC will also employ an additional team member who will work with the community to identify and implement priority activities.
South32 Worsley Alumina Vice President Operations, Noel Pillay, said: “We are committed to responsible environmental management and we are delighted to partner with PHCC.”
We recognise the importance of working with the local community to protect and preserve areas of ecological and cultural significance and the Hotham-Williams Warlang Boodja partnership will deliver great outcomes for communities across the region,” Noel said.
“This is South32 Worsley Alumina’s largest community investment in recent years, representing a AU$625,000 commitment over five years.”