The competitive bid process for the development of the Aurukun bauxite resource at Cape York closed on 13 September 2013, with development proposals being lodged by Australian Indigenous Resources Pty Ltd and Glencore International AG.
Following a careful evaluation, the Queensland Government has decided not to accept either of the proposals as the benefits for local communities were deemed to be insufficient and timeframes for delivery of those benefits too long.
The state government remains interested in developing this resource for the benefit of the local community of Aurukun and all Queenslanders and will revisit this development opportunity at a later date.
View the Bauxite bids fail to deliver for Cape indigenous groups media release issued 12 March 2014.
View the Aurukun proposals submitted media release issued 18 September 2013.