Communities and social performance

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Vibrant communities

Supporting people, families and communities to achieve what matters most to them is part of mining’s commitment to regional Australia.

Strong social connections, opportunities for people to live and work locally and access to essential services are priorities shared by many communities.

While companies tailor support to each community, common approaches include:

Strengthening social performance

Industry is working harder than ever before to earn and maintain the trust of the people and communities with which it partners. The MCA is supporting industry to strengthen its performance across the social aspects of mining including: