In August 2022, we secured a long-term secondment contract with Intercontinental Energy’s, Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) project.
Situated in the coastal desert plains between Madura and Eucla, the WGEH will harness the untapped renewable energy of the wind and sun, to produce green hydrogen at scale. The project is located on Mirning and Spinifex peoples’ Country and is striving to achieve new benchmarks in First Nations engagement and participation.
This will be achieved by deploying an early phase engagement approach that includes consultation with Traditional Owners and surrounding communities, environmental assessment measures, respect for Indigenous culture and inclusion and participation with local First Nations peoples.
BG&E Resources is serving as the client representative to help bring together the Mirning and Spinifex peoples’ – whose families stretch beyond the South Australian (SA) border, into Albany and north of Kalgoorlie in WA – to develop an Indigenous Land Use Agreements Framework that proceeds beyond the Order of Magnitude level status.
This body of work also encompasses developing internal reporting and communication protocols between the WGEH and the Mirning Traditional Lands Aboriginal Corporation (MTLAC), who are the Native Title holders of the Country, on which this project is located.