Management and the cultural heritage of indigenous lands.
Eni Australia is committed to demonstrating the utmost respect for the indigenous hosts and Traditional Owners of the lands where it operates. Effective local stakeholder engagement is a vital key to maintaining our license to operate. Eni Australia’s commitment to “Caring for Country” has been fundamental to successful implementation of the Blacktip project. The term ‘Caring for Country’ essentially seeks to describe the importance of land management through cultural conservation principles and environmental management strategies by Indigenous people on Indigenous land, and the recognition of their land rights.
In more recent times these conservation techniques have been supported and developed by not only the Australian Government’s environmental initiatives, but have also been integrated into the management plans of the operators within the natural resource sector. The establishment of the Indigenous Advisory Committee, a statutory committee advising on the operation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act) has been instrumental in taking into account the significance of Indigenous people's knowledge of the management of land.
The Blacktip gas field includes an unmanned production platform connected to the Onshore Yelcherr facility, located 12 km away from Wadeye. The gas is treated here, in those that are the original lands of the Yak Maninh and the Yak Diminin people, in the Thamarrurr region. In line with the Eni Dual Flag model, the gas is used for energy production for domestic purposes in northern Australia.FIND OUT MORE
The Aboriginal people’s connection with the land is both sacred and special and we, at Eni, immediately understood and have taken account of this in all of the initiatives we have pursued. Such initiatives include a health protection programme for women and support for the Brown’s Mart Theatre in Darwin…DISCOVER
Eni began operating in Australia in 2000, mainly in the Exploration & Production sector. The country profile and downloadable brochure provide greater detail about current fields and the sustainability projects we have initiated.READ MORE
The beach of Yelcherr is a well-known nesting place for the common turtle: which is why Eni has committed itself to supporting the Turtle Management Plan and removed the Module Offload Facility (MOF) sited on the beach to support the facility’s activities during construction.FIND OUT MORE