The members of the Board of GEPL and the CEO, Doug Grewar attended joined Rio Tinto leaders in the Pilbara this month to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Yandi Land Use Agreement (YLUA).
The special event at the Yandicoogina mine site acknowledged the historic milestone and its importance to the Traditional Owners represented by the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation.
A guided tour of the mine taking in current GEPL works, including the Phils Creek land bridge Project, was followed by a luncheon featuring guest speakers from the Nyiyaparli, Banyjima and Innawonga language groups.
Acting CEO, Doug Grewar (pictured with Gumala Aboriginal Corporation Executive Officer, Jahna Cedar, and Gumala Trust Acting CEO, John Raftis) said the YLUA was the catalyst for establishing GEPL.
“Our organisation has gone from strength to strength over the past 20 years and we look forward to continuing our mutually beneficially partnership with Rio Tinto well into the future,” he said.