Gladstone has prospered as a result of the resource boom but it hasn’t lost its sense of community. Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) values strong and productive working relationship with the local Gladstone community.
Our approach to ensuring we build this relationship involves:
- Working constructively and consultatively with local authorities, community representatives, non-government organisations and other stakeholders
- Contributing meaningfully to the economic, social and educational well-being of our community while respecting local interests, cultures and customs
- Ensuring we provide opportunities for local industry participation in our Project
- Providing ongoing consultation with Gladstone residents during the development of the Project
Key community-based initiatives include:
- Undertaking early and regular consultation with any directly-affected stakeholders
- Providing timely updates to the community and stakeholders
- Minimising impact on local access to transport and traffic by working closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Developing and implementing a community information program to communicate the timing of construction activities and the potential impacts such as noise or dust
- Significant contributions to the development of the Gladstone Marine Precinct for the community
- Implementing a water management scheme with the Gladstone Area Water Board to maximise stormwater harvesting and water recycling
- Incorporating measures in the Terminal design to reduce coal dust
- Using neutral colours on infrastructure where possible to reduce visual impact.