Kestrel Coal Resources acknowledges the Western Kangoulu people as the registered native title claimants for the land surrounding our mining operations. We recognise the deep cultural connections linking Indigenous people with their traditional Country, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future of the Country on which we operate, and all indigenous peoples.
The landscape on which Kestrel operates is an ancient landscape, and we take our responsibility to protection of heritage and artefacts and sites important to indigenous culture seriously. Kestrel hosts a rich heritage landscape, consisting of stone artefacts, resource areas & quarries, scarred trees & cultural areas, including shelter trees & camping areas. There are over 80 scarred trees across the landscape within Kestrel leases.
As part of our commitment, we work closely with the Western Kangoulu, and deeply respect their connection to the land and their aspirations. We have joined with the Western Kangoulu people under a cultural heritage agreement called a CHIMA (Cultural Heritage Investigation and Management Agreement), and work with technical advisors, rigorous data led assessments to deliver proactive outcomes for heritage.