WCCT Media Releases

The Western Cape Communities Trust (WCCT) issue media releases from time to time, providing updates and information on events, activities, contracts, investments, funding opportunities and community news. They are available for download on this page (see right hand side).

Alternatively, you can contact us directly on phone 07 4069 7945 or email

Recent Media Releases

Cape York News Article: Wednesday 13 September 2017

The Cape York News covered the first sod turning for our new administration centre, with a front page picture on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Construction will begin next week and is due to be finished in May next year. This project is poised to be the biggest non-mining development in Weipa since the Nanum shopping complex was built in the 1980s. The site was visited on Tuesday by Elders and Traditional Owners from the region, who gathered with dignitaries from the WTA, Rio Tinto and Napranum for the sod turning ceremony.

For more information, you can download a scanned copy of the article from this page and/or contact us directly on phone 07 4069 7945 or email

Builder Contract Awarded for new Administration Centre

Western Cape Communities Trust has awarded a contract to Far North Queensland Company, Laurie Lindner Constructions to build a new administration Centre in Weipa. The Centre will provide a modern, contemporary space for the Western Cape Communities Trust Administration Team and a meeting place for Traditional Owners that form the Western Cape Communities Trust, the Western Cape Communities Coordinating Committee and the sub-committees that operate under the Western Cape Communities Co-existence Agreement. These Trusts and Committees work to deliver development and employment opportunities, training, community assistance, Community Development and projects that enhance Aboriginal Culture of the Western Cape region.

For more information, you can download a copy of the full media release from this page and/or contact us directly on phone 07 4069 7945 or email

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