The Traditional Owners of Groote Eylandt are pursuing international partnerships to create wealth for their people and to help grow the Territory’s exports and investment.
Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd is a joint venture between the Anindilyakwa Advancement Aboriginal Corporation and AUS China International Mining. The partnership was formed to develop and operate the Winchelsea Island Manganese Project on Winchelsea Island, about 600km southeast of Darwin.
The partnership followed a successful trade mission to China in 2016 led by Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michael Gunner, in which the Anindilyakwa Land Council participated. Shipping of manganese ore is expected to commence by end 2022.