Gold Road places a strong emphasis on the way we engage with the communities in which we operate. This focuses on our engagement with the Yilka people, on whose land we are exploring and developing Gruyere; enabling staff development through community focused programmes and supporting causes, and not-for-profit organisations whose values align with those of Gold Road.
The past year proved a busy one for Gold Road, with a broad ranging community engagement effort. Feedback from our staff made it clear that they value the extent and diversity of our community engagement and want the Company to continue our investment of time and money into these critical activities.
Recent highlights of Gold Road’s engagements include:
Ronald McDonald House
Gold Road staff volunteered to spend a day cooking and baking their favourite treats for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House. This is a home away from home for regional WA families with sick children receiving hospital treatment in Perth.
Primary Resources Day
Gold Road was one of five organisations to take part in the inaugural Earth Science WA Primary Resources Day, held at Safety Bay Senior High School. The day provided the East Waikiki year 5 students with an insight into miningrelated processes and work areas such as geology, safety, environment, gold panning, froth flotation and mill efficiency.
Primary Resources Day
In May, Gold Road took 10-year-old Zali Ryder, of Yilka descent from the remote Cosmo Newberry community, and her mother Enza to Melbourne to attend the AFL Indigenous Round showpiece “Dreamtime at the G” match between Richmond and Essendon. Zali was lucky enough to be invited by the Richmond Football Club to accompany the team onto the historic MCG as their mascot for the game.
Around 120 representatives from Gruyere’s construction and operations crews and Gold Road’s exploration teams participated in a Community NAIDOC day hosted by members of the Yilka and Cosmo Newberry communities in the bush near the Gruyere Project.
Gold Road staff volunteered their time to assist OzHarvest, which collects quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it to various charities around Perth.
Gold Industry Group
The Company is an active member of the Gold Industry Group, which champions gold and the gold industry through activities including the popular #heartofgold discovery trails in Perth and Kalgoorlie and the Women in Gold event series.