Traditional Land Owners and Fortescue

Lucy Nash chats to the Head of Land Access, Blair McGlen, about how Fortescue have reached agreements with the Indigenous groups in the Pilbara in relation to land use, Aboriginal businesses, employment and training through VTECH.

We also hear from Hazel Lockyer, an Indigenous woman who is working on her Great-Grandmother's land.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first mine site, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Michael Gumley