ERA welcomes release of Jabiru Masterplan

ERA is pleased to see the commitment to the future of town of Jabiru as announced by the Northern Territory Government and the Mirarr Traditional Owners today.

ERA is committed to meeting its rehabilitation obligations for the town and will continue to work with  Governments and Traditional Owner representatives, through the Jabiru Steering Committee, to understand what the Jabiru Masterplan will mean for existing premises and infrastructure.

As the implementation of the Masterplan will occur over a number of years, a transition plan is being developed which will set out a schedule for redevelopment of the town and will seek to address the needs of current sub-lessees and tenants.

ERA Chief Executive Paul Arnold said: “ERA will continue to have a significant presence in the region for a number of years as we progressively rehabilitate the Ranger mine, and we want to assure the community, our employees, and private and commercial tenants that we are determined to make the transition for those affected as smooth as possible.”

Mr Arnold noted that the Jabiru Steering Committee had expressed its support for ERA to continue to have access to accommodation and other facilities required in Jabiru during the rehabilitation of Ranger.

He added: “The details have yet to be finalised. However with the Chief Minister’s and the Mirarr Traditional Owners’ commitment to the future of Jabiru, I am confident that this process will lead to a positive outcome for the town.”

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