SHEFFIELD PLEDGES BENEFITS FROM THUNDERBIRD

Written on the 10 October 2017

The proposed Thunderbird project, midway between Derby and Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, offers local long-term jobs and a much-needed boost to the economy.

The 'Pledge to the Kimberley Community' was detailed today by Managing Director Bruce McFadzean and includes:

  • 220 project jobs increasing to 280 by 2024 for the life of the mine
  • A locally-based DIDO operational workforce, over 42 years
  • Local content, jobs, training and business contracts
  • An estimated $100 million1 in royalties to Traditional Owners over the life of the mine
  • Building to 40 percent Aboriginal employment within the first 8 years of operations

"We are committed to keeping jobs local and will not be running FIFO when Thunderbird is in operation in 2019. That means salaries will stay local and will boost the regional economy," Mr McFadzean said.

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