Aeris Resources are 100% owners and operators of the Tritton Copper Operations located near the town of Nyngan in central New South Wales.
Tritton Copper Operations has a long history of supporting the community through donations, sponsorship and community programs such as the Duck Creek Races and the Girilambone Public School Project.
Duck Creek Races
The Duck Creek Races is one of the biggest community events of the year, and Aeris is proud to support events such as these that help support to local businesses and the wider community.
This year thousands of racegoers, including many Aeris employees, flocked to Nyngan from surrounding regional centres.
Aeris was a bronze sponsor of the event in 2020 and looks forward to supporting it for many years to come.
Girilambone Public School Project
Mill Maintenance Plant Superintendent Col Wright and his team worked alongside the Girilambone Public School to procure materials for the school’s new play area through one of Aeris’ suppliers.
The team assisted the Girilambone School with the welding of the equipment and installed PVC on site for them.
Bra Speak Students visit Tritton
The HSET Team hosted nine Bra Speak indigenous students from years 7-10 and their English teacher Mr Toby Miles for a tour of Tritton.
Students completed a site induction followed by an overview of the mining operations and a career talk. After an introduction to Tritton’s major landmarks and attractions (ROM Pad, TSF, Processing Plant, Waste Dump, Box Cut, etc.) they visited the Emergency Response Team (ERT) training complex.
The ERT room was used for a simulated emergency exercise, filled with smoke and as the students made their way through it as best they could, they were also introduced to the training refuge chamber and its function in an emergency underground. The students said that this was the highlight of the day.
The program was a great success for the students, and it is just one of the many ways that Aeris tries to promote and include the local community in its operations.
NSWRL Young Achievers tour Papua New Guinea
In 2008, a group of young Rugby League Players from the western area of NSW was invited to be part of the NSWRL Young Achievers Squad Tour to Papua New Guinea. Mill Maintenance Superintendent Col Wright is Head Coach of the 20 players, two of whom are from Nyngan, who travelled to PNG.
During the tour the Young Achievers watched the Popondetta Rugby League Grand Finals and played two games there themselves. The team was the first touring side to play in the Oro Province, which lies on the northern side of Kokoda. The Young Achievers also visited the War Memorial Park, the Buna Battlefield and historical sites of WW2.