1 Amrun project November 2015. Amrun project Local and Indigenous participation strategy The Amrun project is a greenfield bauxite operation in the Weipa /. Aurukun region of Western Cape York, Far North Queensland. 2. Amrun project November 2015. Local and Indigenous participation strategy About the project The Amrun project is a greenfield bauxite operation in the Weipa / Aurukun region of Western Cape York, Far North Queensland. The new development will eventually replace the existing East Weipa mine centre and develop the high quality bauxite reserves available south of the Weipa Peninsula. The project involves the staged increase in production Sealed access road connecting the Hey River of up to 50 million dry product tonnes per annum Terminal to the Boyd Mine Infrastructure area;. (mdptpa). Proposed components of the project include: Initial haul roads network.
2 Truck dump station and run of mine storage; Facility automation/control system;. Ore beneficiation facility; Mine infrastructure buildings, including operations Conveying and stockpiling facilities supported and temporary workshops, and general infrastructure by rail mounted machines; including a telecommunications system to link the remote operations centre;. Export port;. Temporary works required to support construction, Water supply dam and infrastructure;. including a construction camp, power, water and Tailings storage facility; telecommunications; and Power generation facility; Information systems and technology equipment, River facilities, including: heavy mine equipment, other marine vessels and mine operations equipment. a barge facility and roll-on roll-off (RoRo). barge terminal, The construction period is expected to be 38 months.
3 A passenger ferry terminal, Rio Tinto has appointed Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd a combined barge and passenger terminal, as the project 's Engineering, Procurement and tug berths and associated dredging Construction Manager (EPCM). and navigation aids. 01. Contents 1 Definitions 03. 2 Introduction 04. 3 Local and Indigenous participation requirements 06. State government 06. Commonwealth government 06. Traditional Owner agreements 06. 4 Local and Indigenous procurement context 08. Defining Local content 08. Defining Indigenous businesses 09. Identifying capable Local and Indigenous businesses 09. Advantages of buying from Local and Indigenous businesses 09. Challenges associated with buying from Local and Indigenous businesses 09. Business considerations 09. project supply chains 10. The project procurement process 11.
4 Procurement decision making 11. Preference of award 11. 5 Actions and initiatives to provide opportunities for Local and Indigenous supply 12. Procurement policies, processes and systems 14. Communication of supply opportunities 15. Capability development initiatives 16. 6 Local Indigenous employment context 18. Advantage of hiring Local and Indigenous employees 18. Challenges associated with Local and Indigenous employment 18. Existing Indigenous employment and training strategies 18. project labour demand 21. Employment pathways 21. 7 Actions and initiatives to provide opportunities for Indigenous workforce development 22. Workforce development strategy 22. Local Indigenous labour availability 23. Culturally appropriate employment and training processes and practices 24. Identification of suitable project roles 25.
5 Support initiatives that create a pathway towards meaningful employment 25. 8 Contractor responsibilities 27. 9 Local and Indigenous participation reporting 28. 10 References 29. Amrun project November 2015. Local and Indigenous participation strategy 1 Definitions Australian Jobs Act 2013 The Act came in to effect Queensland Resource and Energy Code of Practice in December 2013 and requires all major projects in for Local Content (2013) A voluntary industry Australia with a capital expenditure of $500 million or code requiring companies to refine their Local content more to prepare and implement an Australian Industry strategies and report outcomes presented as participation (AIP) Plan. aggregated industry data. Contractor Any business which has a direct Procurement The process of sourcing plant and relationship with Rio Tinto to supply goods, equipment equipment, materials, manufactured items and or services to the project .
6 Services required to meet defined performance or technical criteria. Engineering Procurement and Construction Manager (EPCM) Company appointed by Rio Tinto project For the purposes of this document, to manage on its behalf key aspects of the project references to project ' refer to the project to construct related to engineering, procurement and construction. the Amrun mine. Expression of Interest The process whereby market State Government approval The conditions and interest in a package of work is tested. recommendations of the Coordinator-General's Report on the Amrun project Environmental Impact Statement Indigenous Business Any business in which a (EIS) and any subsequent project Change Reports. person or persons of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent has ownership of at least 50 per cent strategy Means this Local and Indigenous of the business.
7 A Local Indigenous Business is an participation strategy . enterprise located within the community footprint. Supply Chain A system of organisations, people, Indigenous Person Is defined as an Aboriginal and/ activities, information, and resources involved in or Torres Strait person who: moving a product or service from supplier to customer. is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; Tier 1 Contractor A business contracted to supply goods or services directly to Rio Tinto. identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and Tier 2, 3 and 4 Contractors A business contracted recognised by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait to supply goods and services to the project through Islander community in which he or she lives as an subcontracting arrangements. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Traditional Owner Agreements Agreements signed Industry Capability Network (ICN) An independent between Rio Tinto, Traditional Owner Groups, Councils supplier advocate that assists projects and contractors and the Cape York Land Council on behalf of Native identify capable Local contractors.
8 Title Parties that recognise Rio Tinto's support for Native Title rights and Traditional Owners' support Local Aboriginal Person (LAP) Is defined as: for mining activities. a member of a Traditional Owner Group;. Western Cape Communities Coordinating an Indigenous person connected to a Traditional Committee (WCCCC) Established to ensure Owner Group by marriage or adoption; and that all the parties to the Western Cape Communities a person recognised as a Local Aboriginal Person Coexistence Agreement (WCCCA) carry out their by the majority of the Indigenous members of the obligations and responsibilities. Western Cape Communities Coordinating Committee who, once the decision is made, will always be a Local Aboriginal Person. 03. Amrun project November 2015. Local and Indigenous participation strategy 2 Introduction Rio Tinto understands that procurement In turn, Rio Tinto commits to ensuring Local and Indigenous businesses have full, fair and reasonable and employment practices implemented opportunity to supply to the project .
9 By the Company and our contractors play a significant role in the creation of In developing a project strategy , it is important that the sustainable employment and economic standards Rio Tinto sets are adopted by our contractors. This strategy is intended to provide Local Traditional development opportunities for our Owners, government, industry and community host communities. stakeholders with an overview of Rio Tinto's commitment to supporting Local and Indigenous employment and Rio Tinto has been mining and shipping bauxite from procurement, and the expectations Rio Tinto has of Weipa since 1963 and currently operates two bauxite its contractors. mines in Western Cape York. The Amrun project is a major expansion presenting a significant economic The commitments made and approach identified in development opportunity for the region.
10 This strategy applies to procurement and employment activities undertaken by or on behalf of Rio Tinto in Rio Tinto is committed to providing access to consideration of relevant regulatory and legal requirements. opportunities for Local and Indigenous businesses and community members to benefit from the project . With Actions implemented to provide access to opportunities this objective in mind, businesses need to demonstrate for Local and Indigenous procurement are built upon they are commercially, technically and economically the following fundamental strategic imperatives: competitive. Furthermore, they must demonstrate their value proposition and position within supply chains. Figure : Strategic Procurement policies, Communication of Support of capability imperatives in providing processes and procedures supply opportunities development initiatives opportunities for Local and Indigenous procurement Monitor, review and report 04.