Waanyi ReGen secures contract for MMG’s Century mine in Australia

17 July 2016 (Last Updated July 17th, 2016 18:30)

Waanyi ReGen (WRJV) has secured a contract for care and maintenance activities at MMG's Century mine in Australia.

Waanyi ReGen (WRJV) has secured a contract for care and maintenance activities at MMG's Century mine in Australia.

Under the three-year contract, WRJV be responsible for water and land management and erosion prevention activities at the mine site, which was placed on care and maintenance in February this year following final processing at the Lawn Hill mine and processing operation.

MMG CEO Andrew Michelmore said: “Our objective has always been to create a lasting positive legacy and this commitment endures during this next phase in Century’s life.

"Restoring and healing country physically and spiritually through a commercially operated business that will lead to economic activity."

“The award of the contract to the Waanyi ReGen further reinforces our support for the Waanyi People and the Waanyi PBC.”

Waanyi ReGen JV chair Nyunggai Warren Mundine said: “The joint venture between Waanyi PBC and ReGen was born out of the vision and desire to do good.

“Restoring and healing country physically and spiritually through a commercially operated business that will lead to economic activity.”

Work at the mine is set to begin before the end of this month.

Last ore to be processed at the open-cut Century zinc mine was 450,000t that had been mined as part of Dugald River’s stoping trial, and then trucked to Lawn Hill.

Mining at Century was completed in August last year, while processing of the ore was completed in January this year.