Project briefings May 2012: Enduring community value from mining


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Prof. Fiona McKenzie describes the Enduring Community Value from Mining project, which is part of the Regional Economies program.

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Project briefings May 2012: Enduring community value from mining

  1. 1. Regional Economies –Enduring Community Valuefrom MiningProfessor Fiona Haslam McKenzieDr Boyd BlackwellPaulina Sepulveda-Bravo
  2. 2. Research Questions Five research components focused on answering:  What constitutes enduring community value from mining?  What is the nature of benefits flowing from resource industries in specific, remote places and how could these be managed to ensure a flow of enduring benefits to communities and SMEs during and beyond the mine’s life? • What are the synergistic opportunities for local economies which have the potential to build long-term benefit, exceeding the life of the mine? • What are the size and flows of benefits and costs generated by a mining (and related processing) activity over its lifecycle and where are these impacts felt spatially and by whom? • What strategies will enhance leveraging for both communities and mines to achieve ‘community benefit’? • What are the essential devices for fostering community resilience? 2
  3. 3. MethodsMine lifecycle planning (UNE PhD) • Case studies comparing and contrasting mines at different stages of the mine lifecycle • Map the nature and intensity of costs and benefits flowing from mine and impact on different stakeholders.Corporate social responsibility (UniSA) • Case studies to assess ability of different corporate activities to generate community and corporate benefits. • Measurement of the socio-economic relationships using social return on investment (SROI) methodology.Benefits from royalties, taxes & State Agreements (Curtin) • Mix of qualitative (SROI) and quantitative methods (Input:Output) 3
  4. 4. Methods (2) Economic impact of mine operation expenditure (UNE) • Combination of qualitative and quantitative methods  Input-output model and  GIS maps tracking income/expenditure distribution Socio-economic costs and benefits for mining communities of automation and long distance commuters compared to a residential workforce (Curtin) • Case studies and social return on investment 4
  5. 5. Project OutcomesCommunities will be able to:  Achieve long-term social and economic benefits from short-term investments by mining companies  Build resilience that enables them to withstand mining lifecycle fluctuations  Ensure that they retain both economic and social benefits of mining activities for the long-term benefit of current and future community members  Build their capacity to identify, communicate and question opportunities for ‘community benefit’. 5
  6. 6. Communities in case study areas Western Australia – • Kalgoorlie • Onslow • Tom Price • Port Hedland • Exmouth? • Shark Bay? Northern Territory • Yuendemu • Alice Springs • Jabiru? South Australia • Leigh Creek • Roxby Downs 6
  7. 7. Achievements to date Recruitment • Post-doctoral fellow (UNE) • 3 PhD students (Curtin - 2; UNE -1; plus one to come at UniSA) End-user engagement • Newmont Asia Pacific; Rio Tinto; BHP(?) • Minerals Council of Australia; WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy; • S.A. W.A. and NT governments,; • Pilbara and Goldfields Esperance Development Commissions; • CSIRO Minerals Futures; • 7 community jurisdictions Expert advice • FMcK gave evidence at the House of Representatives Enquiry into FIFO • 7
  8. 8. Achievements to date Publications and presentations • Davies & Maru 2011. Literature review [Ninti One Working Paper] • Haslam McKenzie 2011. Fly-in fly-out: The challenges of transient populations in rural landscapes. [Book Chapter] • Haslam McKenzie 2011. Attracting and retaining skilled and professional staff in remote locations of Australia. [The Rangelands Journal] • Blackwell 2012, (In-print). Local government in remote and unincorporated Australia: Sui Generis? [Public Policy. Special Issue] • Haslam McKenzie (Under review) Housing Market Failure in a Mining Boom Economy [Housing Studies] • Haslam McKenzie 2012 presented at CSIRO Resource Extraction in Australia: a changing Landscape or Business as Usual? workshop. • . 8
  9. 9. For further information: Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie (Curtin Graduate School of Business) 0417 09 8880 9
  10. 10. Partners of Ninti One