Consultation with Indigenous stakeholders
Sinosteel PepinNini Curnamona Management has commenced consultations with the relevant Indigenous stakeholders. Specifically, a meeting was held in conjunction with a cultural heritage inspection of the sites.
The cultural heritage inspection of the site was carried out by a team of nine Adnyamathanha native title claimants, which included four named native title applicants, who were authorised by the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association to inspect, assess and where appropriate, to approve the proposed program of works.
The inspection was conducted in accordance with a formal Native Title Mining Agreement for Exploration under Part 9B of the SA Mines Act which was signed by PepinNini Minerals Ltd and the named Native Title applicants in 2006.
Sinosteel Uranium SA Pty Ltd became a party to that agreement pursuant to a Deed of Assignment and Assumption signed by the parties on 6 June 2007. That document was entered on the PIRSA Native Title Register as Instrument Number 96.
Consultation with Pastoralists
Crocker Well is located on the Plumbago Station Pastoral Lease. Sinosteel PepinNini Curnamona Management are in direct consultation with the owner of this pastoral lease. SPCM is committed to an open and transparent process.
The first of a series of public meetings aimed at providing the local community with information on the project was held on August 27, 2008 at Mannahill, the township closest to the proposed mine site. Local residents, including pastoralists, took the opportunity of hearing a presentation from SPCM’s senior management but the emphasis was on the ‘question and answer’ session and informal discussions after the presentation. It was emphasised that the project is at a very early stage with a great deal of work still to be done but the residents were unanimous in their appreciation of the engagement. Further meetings will be held as the project develops, in Mannahill and other regional centres. This website also forms part of the community consultation and engagement process by providing information and a forum for questions and feedback to be sent to SPCM.