Our Commitment to the Community
As a Western Australian-based Company, Chalice is proud to be a part of the local communities where we work.
Chalice is proud to be part of the local communities where we work. We have actively and transparently engaged with local communities and Traditional Owners to build respectful and collaborative relationships, with a goal of earning trust and achieving lasting social and economic benefits. It also helps us better understand the potential social, environmental, and economic impacts of our activities in the communities where we are based.
Chalice considers the communities in the Shires of Toodyay and Chittering as our key regional stakeholders, alongside neighbouring communities such as Northam, Goomalling and Victoria Plains proximal to our Gonneville Project.
As a member of these communities, local employment, procurement and sponsorships are among the best ways Chalice can contribute today.
Speak to Us
As part of our commitment to keeping the local community informed, Chalice has opened a ‘Chalice Pop-Up Office’. The Office will act as a community hub for Gonneville Project-related questions and information, and provide an opportunity to chat with our team. We look forward to welcoming you!
Chalice Pop-Up Office
Shop 5, Charcoal Lane Toodyay (Near IGA)
Open every Thursday, 8.30am – 11.30am
Or call our community team on 0487 371 961
(Monday to Friday, from 9am – 4pm)
COMMUNITYThe Gonneville Project
Newcastle Park parkrun
Chalice provided funding to support the launch of the inaugural Newcastle Park parkrun event in Toodyay. parkrun is a free community event in which participants walk, jog or run a 5km route every Saturday to foster community inclusiveness and wellbeing.
A tireless team of community volunteers supported this initiative alongside the Shire of Toodyay to plan and set up a route through Toodyay. One of the more scenic parkrun routes, the Newcastle park parkrun takes participants over waterways, through parks and bush. Several runners have come from other parkrun clubs as far as Albany, Moora and Rockingham to join the group and some local and interstate participants have also joined when in town.
Since their first event in February 2023 the Newcastle Park parkrun and their team of 69 committed volunteers have continued to make the event happen each week with an average of 52 finishers each time and participants ranging from 4-79 years of age, the event has helped to build a new sense of community and connection.
The local community has embraced the event, with feedback that parkrun promotes a healthy lifestyle and provides an opportunity to connect with likeminded people while enjoying the scenic nature track.
Chalice Mining Community Fund
Chalice recently signed a landmark Heads of Agreement (HOA) with the Shire of Toodyay for the future establishment of the Chalice Mining Community Fund. The agreements reflects a shared objective to deliver long-term benefits to the local community from a potential mine.
Under the terms of the HOA, Chalice has agreed to provide funding for the delivery of community projects and programs that have been identified by the Shire of Toodyay and that align with Chalice’s eligibility criteria.
Eligible projects will demonstrate community development and social investment priorities that are aligned with and preserve and promote the Shire of Toodyay’s Council Plan, with a focus on local employment and training outcomes as well as other initiatives that contribute to community sustainability. This framework will also form the basis for Chalice to establish similar community funds with other neighbouring Shires in the region.
The HOA has helped to formalise the Company’s strong commitment to community development and provided guidelines for Chalice to work with the Shire of Toodyay to ensure community spending delivers long-term benefits for local residents.
Yued Moora Certificate Presentation
Chalice proudly hosted a certificate presentation to acknowledge the work of the Yued heritage monitors who participated in the Phase 1 Julimar Project exploration program.
Held on the Yued country in Moora, the event acknowledged 25 monitors who worked on the program under the leadership of the Monitoring Program Manager, Beverley Port-Louis. The event was hosted by Chalice Managing Director and CEO Alex Dorsch, and GM – Environment and Community, Soo Carney, and included Yued community members, local business leaders, government representative and staff from Wallis Drilling. The role of the monitors is to confirm that our drilling activities do not impact cultural heritage. The monitoring program was an important two-way learning opportunity for both Chalice staff and Yued representatives to work side by side and share their unique knowledge and skills.
“It was a two-way learning for our Yued people and for the Chalice people to understand the land and the significant places on our land, and to learn how exploration and mining works.”
“We are very grateful to be involved in the program with Chalice” said Bev.
Since 2022, Chalice has engaged over 70 Yued and Whadjuk members to participate in this work. Chalice is committed to continuing to build strong relationships with Traditional Owners and grow the cultural competency of the Company.
Complaints and feedback
Chalice welcomes feedback, and aims to manage the impact of our operations through the continued consideration of the social and business interests of the local community.
To lodge feedback, grievance or a complaint with Chalice, please contact us through any of the following channels:
Via Post: PO Box 428, West Perth, Western Australia 6872
For further information on exploration methods and land access, additional resources can also be found at the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) website at www.amec.org.au or via phone on 1300 738 184.