GME has a long standing history of engaging proactively and constructively with local stakeholders. A heritage survey was conducted in 2007 and an ethnographic survey was undertaken over the NiWest Project Area in 2007 in conjunction with representatives from the Wongatha people. The survey found some previously recorded Aboriginal heritage sites, located within the tenements. Agreement was reached with the Wongatha people regarding the relocation of “scatter” sites.
A considerable body of work has been carried out over an extended period in support of environmental approvals and permitting requirements for the NiWest Project. GME recently engaged environmental consultants, Sustainability Pty Ltd, to conduct a review of the past work and investigations, and determine the environmental baseline studies required in order to obtain approval to develop the NiWest Project. A detailed program, schedule and budget has been compiled and included in the future project schedule.