Altona recognises its commitments to the social environment and its responsibilities to the community.
Altona has adopted three key tenets in bringing the project to fruition with the community’s input and support: “Accessibility, Transparency, Trust”.
This is a commercial project but Altona recognizes that social obligations form an integral part of the proposal, which means identifying stakeholders, communities and interested parties, developing an engagement action plan in tandem with project development, and informing the community from an early stage, which may include:
Surveys of any area likely to be
affected by the footprint of Project facilities will need to be undertaken
to assess Native Title issues and understand and protect Aboriginal heritage
values. This is an important aspect of the Project approval process, noting
that a Work Area Clearance was obtained for the 2007 – 2008 Wintinna field
program from the Antakarinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Native Title Claimants.
Altona recognises the need to identify European heritage items and issues within its area of operation and to preserve these. This will be a legally binding provision of the company’s operational licenses.