Since we started with our formal community programs in 2002, we have invested $6.35 million into the Gladstone community on a wide range of projects.

This funding has also helped community organisations secure additional grants and contributions in excess of $10 million.

In 2019, our three aluminum operating sites spent more than a half a billion dollars ($531M) with local suppliers, we employed more than 2,600 Gladstone residents full time and engaged more than 1,100 contractors, we employed 95 local apprentices and trainees and we spent more than $700,000 on community investment programs and sponsorships.

Queensland Alumina Limited

One of the largest alumina refineries in Australia, commencing production in 1967.

Boyne Smelters Limited

Operating since 1982 and Australia’s second largest aluminium smelter.

Rio Tinto Yarwun

Youngest in our fleet, Yarwun has been operating since 2004.

In addition to our ‘business as usual’ programs, we have made additional contributions in 2020 to help our communities recover from COVID-19:

  • $1.25 million commitment over five years to the Royal Flying Doctor service (Queensland) to improve emergency and remotely delivered health care services across regional Queensland. The partnership will fund maintenance of the existing patient transfer facility in Gladstone and contribute to the construction of a world-class Aeromedical Retrieval Simulation Hub in Bundaberg which will use virtual reality, augmented reality and hi-fi immersive training scenarios to attract and retain aeromedical professionals for the benefit of the whole state.
  • $80,000 to Gladstone’s Not-For-Profit House (NFP House) to launch a program to help local charities and other NFP organisations recover from the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and build future capacity.
  • $15,000 donated to support crises and homeless accommodation and services.
  • Hosted business continuity workshops to coach businesses to get back on their feet.
  • $24,000 donated to help seven local schools transition back to school after learning from home.
Our $1.25 million commitment to the Royal Flying Doctor service (Queensland) will improve emergency and remotely delivered health care services across regional Queensland

Our contribution to Gladstone

Together, we make a $2 billion economic contribution to Gladstone each year.

* 2019 figures.

In community investment
Employees and contractors employed
On local suppliers
Community organisations supported
Apprentices and trainees hired

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