Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation (RNO) is a ma-jor new mine and processing plant currently be-ing constructed by BHP Billiton in a 'green field' site near the small town of Ravensthorpe, about 150 km west of Esperance and six hours drive from Perth in Western Australia. Ensuring that the project has a positive overall impact on the surrounding region and that this extends well beyond the life of the operation will be a major challenge for RNO, state and local gov-ernment, and the local community. For the last two years, the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) has been as-sisting RNO management and the RNO Com-munity Liaison Committee to develop a com-munity sustainability monitoring framework for the project. This paper reports on the process that was used to develop the framework, de-scribes the main elements and briefly discusses key learnings from the exercise.

Publisher: 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry, Milos Island, Greece

CITATION

Brereton, D. & Pattenden, C. 2007. Measuring What Matters: Monitoring the contribution of a new mining project to community sustainability. 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry, Milos Island, Greece 2007

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Measuring What Matters: Monitoring the contribution of a new mining project to community sustainability