Community Impact and Engagement

  • WTR Group acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. 
  • WTR Group relationships with key stakeholders within the community including traditional owners, land owners and pastoral station managers are fundamental to exploration success. 
  • An exploration lease enables in-principle access to land for mineral resource investigation. WTR Group will strive to achieve applicable industry standards in community engagement before exploration. 
  • WTR Group has experience in making and operating under several different Native Title Mining Agreements and continues to prioritise the meetings and negotiation of agreements upon the issue of exploration licences and for undertaking cultural heritage surveys prior to exploration. 

    Environmental Impact

    • In the exploration phase, the environmental impacts are limited to those caused by site access and localised drilling operations. 
    • These are generally low impact activities that can be carefully managed to prevent unnecessary impacts upon the local environment both in execution and in rehabilitation. 
    • WTR Group strives to achieve applicable industry standards in environmental management of exploration. 


      •  WTR Group identifies strategies and implements actions to mitigate any detrimental social impact and reputational risk by complying with regulatory guidelines and associated requirements in consultation with the tenement specific stakeholders.
      • WTR Group prepares investigation specific plans equivalent to Environmental Management Plans for each site investigation under its management. These plans incorporate environmental compliance inspections during site activities to monitor plan compliance.

      Risks and Constraints

      • Exploration risks and constraints include cultural heritage, traditional owner, land owner and community expectations of companies undertaking mineral exploration.
      • WTR Group understands the importance of early engagement and planning to carefully execute an exploration program with social responsibility.

      Action plan


      • WTR Group has successfully completed exploration including rehabilitation in accordance with the approved environmental plans and in accordance with relevant government guidelines. 
      • WTR Group has prepared a Reconciliation Action Plan which contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  

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