Galena has progressed quickly from the acquisition of Abra in 2017, to become a 60% partner in the construction of the Abra mine and an active explorer in its 100% owned Jillawarra Project. The Jillawarra Project boasts a significant prospective group of tenements covering 508km2 immediately to the west of Abra.
Galena is committed to managing our business in a sustainable and responsible manner. Galena supports and operates in synchronization with the development and modus operandi associated with the Abra JV. The Company underpins the values and association with Abra.
“We respect our people, the community, land, and our mineral wealth for they are our future”.
Galena is committed to achieving very high standards of corporate governance. Galena is committed to behaving ethically and following all the Australian Securities Exchange and industry regulations, recommendations, and principles.
The Company’s corporate governance framework has been designed to address the Company’s responsibilities to each of its stakeholders (including its shareholders, employees, and the broader community). To read the various Board Charters, Policies and Procedures and the Company Constitution please click on the frameworks sections below.
Galena is committed to providing a culture built around diversity and inclusivity. The health, safety, and wellbeing of all our employees and contractors is very important to us.
Galena will continually learn and adapt in line with the development of the Abra mine and its progress. With Abra’s quick transition into production, Galena is able to tap into the company’s development in all aspects including the health, safety and wellbeing of Galena and Abra employees.
Galena’s approach to health and safety complies with all relevant Western Australian legislation.
Galena is committed to conducting its exploration activities in a manner that complies with environmental legislation and is also responsible and considerate of the environment and our communities.
The Abra mine and the Jillawarra Project are located in a semi-arid area, between the regional centres of Newman and Meekatharra within the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The area is within the boundary of the shire of Meekatharra and the Mulgul station pastoral lease. The area is described as “undulating stony uplands, low hills and ridges and stony lower plans with Mulga shrublands”. Geologically the mine sits within the Edmund Sedimentary Basin. The hard sediments form ridges and hills and scattered rock fragments. 84% of the Gascoyne region is covered by large Pastoral leases.
The Gascoyne region typically receives low amounts of rainfall influenced by northern cyclonic events. The average annual rainfall at a nearby regional location is 238mm per annum. The average annual maximum temperature is 29oC and the average minimum temperature is 16oC. In the summer months temperatures can reach as high as 40oC.
Galena acknowledges the impact of climate change and recognises the challenges facing society and the environment. Galena is committed to contributing to the global effort to combat climate change.
The Company’s climate strategy focuses on the implementation of sustainable, economic, and proven technologies to assist with minimising greenhouse gas emissions.
Galena fully supports and the decision to build a 10MW hybrid power station at the Abra mine (LNG gas power station combined with 6MW of solar power generation capacity and a 2MW battery storage system) which has enabled the mine to halve its carbon emission footprint.
The Nharnuwangga Wajarri and Ngarlawangga (NWN) people are recognised as the traditional owners of the country where the Galena projects are located. The NWN people have granted Native Title for the area and the Jidi Jidi Aboriginal Corporation is the group representing the NWN people.
The small community of Yulga Jinna is the nearest community which is over 150 kilometres south of Abra.
There are many culturally important places to the NWN people and Galena is committed to conserving the Indigenous heritage and working with traditional owners to ensure significant sites are identified, respected and protected.