Director Adrian Azzari-Colley recently returned from a tour of mines in the mineral rich Mt Isa region. He was there promoting the value Aboriginal businesses provide to mining companies.

While touring these Queensland mines, Adrian was joined by Red Ochre consultant Brad Eggmolesse. Brad is a new and very welcome member to the Red Ochre consortium bringing with him over 34 years experience in the mining industry. As an Aboriginal elder he is a strong supporter and proponent of our methodology.

“Red Ochre operates in a niche area of business, which is much needed, it’s an equitable, truthful process. It’s a process that establishes what the business and miners want to achieve, and brings each party out of their corners”, Brad said.

As Brad mentions “There has been failure when previous groups have indicated they’d like to do business and have had little success when accessing contracts. Often it’s due to having a lack of understanding, a lack of training, or over-arching governance issues”.

Mt Isa is situated in Kalkadoon country, an area where Red Ochre is very keen to work with the people in developing business based projects. Kalkadoon is the largest native title land determination in Queensland and industry in the area is preparing for the next upward trend. It’s the perfect time for Aboriginal businesses to be engaging with mining companies

 

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