Acknowledgement of Country - Ardea acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Western Australia and their connections to the land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. We also recognise the importance of continued protection and preservation of their cultural, spiritual and educational practices.
Native Title - Ardea has a Native Title Mining Agreement in place for development of the Goongarrie Hub and has successfully negotiated land access agreements with all Native Title claimants in areas affected by our exploration activities.
Education Fund - Ardea Resources established an education fund to support Indigenous students within the communities that Ardea operates. The Eastern Goldfields Education Grant Program offers funding for a range of activities, including education and sporting opportunities. The grants are available upon application to eligible individuals, associations, charities and not-for-profit organisations. Eastern Goldfields Education Grant is independently administered and managed by Kalgoorlie local business, Kalsec. For more information, call (08) 9021 4555 or go to the website.
Kalgoorlie student Noah Hinkley received funding support to help his dream of education and basketball in the USA in 2021. The Goldfields Education Grant Program assisted Noah in funding his 12-month adventure to the USA, attending Community College as well as further developing his basketball talent in an elite program.
Other local community support initiatives are being considered and will be implemented in the future. For more information visit: www.easterngoldfieldsgrants.com