During the production phase of the WDR Iron Ore Mine, Loading Facility and Haul Road development, PDG-NT assisted the Project with the implementation of Cultural Heritage Monitors linked to areas of interest and assisted in working towards an acceptable Agreement with the Wurrunburru Association in access through its Land. This was then followed up with the identification of local candidates suitable to work on their environmental team, linking local Borroloola people to employment opportunities on the mine site and the WDR Port Facility.
Upon closure of the WDR Iron Ore Mine, PDG-NT had then become engaged with the Ferrier Hodgson for asset management and security services, to initially monitor assets on the Bing Bong Loading Facility Site and about 80kms of the Haul Road, from the Nathan River to Bing Bong. This had been ongoing for 2.5 years and presented many challenges initially, at a local level. The main issue for local people was that we could not allow access, due to liability issues because the Haul Road was essentially still a part of a mining venture.
PDG-NT were then engaged to look after the whole Project when it went into liquidation and the previous caretaker of the mine site pulled out. Duncan Powell managed this and it went on for a year. In this time, we provided caretaker services to the WDR Iron Ore Mine site and security services for the Haul Road.