Weeli Wolli Creek

Weeli Wolli Creek

THE SPRINGS ARE LINKED TO THE SPIRIT OF YURDUBA RAINBOW SERPENT

Weeli Wolli Creek

Weeli Wolli Creek

WEELI WOLLI IS CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT TO ABORIGINAL TRADITIONAL OWNERS 

Weeli Wolli Creek

Weeli Wolli Creek

THE CREEK IS LOCATED IN THE HAMERSLEY RANGE AREA OF THE EAST PILBARA

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  • ABOUT THE CREEK

    The Weeli Wolli Creek is located in the central Hamersley Range area in the east Pilbara region, adjacent to the Rio Tinto managed Hope Downs Joint Venture’s Hope Downs 1 iron ore mining operation. The closest major town is Newman, located 100 kilometres to the east along the Great Northern Highway.

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  • THE PEOPLE AND THEIR MISSION

    In 2006, two Pilbara Aboriginal groups, the Banyjima people and the Nyiyaparli people joined together with Rio Tinto to protect this special water body through the formation of the Weeli Wolli Creek Co-management Board.

  • TRAVELLING TO THE CREEK?

    Weeli Wolli Creek can be reached easily by four wheel drive. It should be noted that Weeli Wolli is adjacent to several mining and exploration leases so the road that follows the Creek can become busy depending on the amount of mining traffic travelling between sites.

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WELCOME TO THE WEELI WOLLI CREEK

Hope Downs 1, Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s most recent mine development in the east Pilbara region of Western Australia, is adjacent to a water course rich in cultural value.

In 2006, two local Aboriginal groups, the Banjima people and the Nyiyaparli people joined together with Rio Tinto to protect this special place through the formation of the Weeli Wolli Creek Co-management Board. The board provides Traditional Owners with an informed say and unified voice with regards environmental and heritage issues around the project.