Many commercial operations create community investment funds to demonstrate good citizenship. Gunlake don’t appear to have such a fund. Why not?
Gunlake is keen to be a good community member. We seek to employ local people and currently have a graduate sponsorship scheme in place with the Goulburn and District Education Foundation. The CCC is also helping us explore other ways we can assist the local community. Gunlake’s ongoing section 94 contributions to the Council (estimated to be $18.9 million over 30 years) will substantially exceed (by about $7 million over 30 years) the costs of additional road maintenance required as a result of the use of local roads by quarry trucks. Other major quarries in the area are not required to pay these section 94 contributions.