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Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in the east Kimberley has been operating since 1983, first as an alluvial mine, then an open pit and since 2013 as an underground mine. As one of the world’s largest diamond suppliers, Argyle produces diamonds in a range of colours, including white, champagne, cognac, blue, violet, pink and red gems.
Argyle has a long history as an employer and economic contributor in the east Kimberley region with a focus on strengthening the capacity of local communities through the creation of training, education and employment programs, local business development initiatives and support for community development projects.
After more than three decades of production, Argyle is now preparing for closure – planning for which has been ongoing throughout the life of the mine to ensure it is closed responsibly, with dignity and complete awareness of the footprint being left behind. Closure planning is heavily reliant on engagement with local stakeholders and encompasses safety and compliance, post-mining land use, reshaping of landforms, water, biodiversity, community capacity and resource development.
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery Established in 2001, Artlandish is a family owned business showcasing hundreds of artworks from leading and emerging artists representing all major Aboriginal Art regions of Australia including a huge range of local ochre artworks unique to the Kimberley.
Darwin Port is operated by Darwin Port Operations Pty Ltd which is part of the Landbridge Group. The Darwin Port operates commercial wharf facilities at East Arm Wharf and the cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf.
Darwin Port is strategically positioned as Australia’s nearest port to Asia and the nation’s ‘northern gateway’ for Asian trade. It is also a key support hub for the expanding oﬀshore oil and gas ﬁelds in the Arafura Sea, Timor Sea and waters off the coast of Western Australia. It is the only port between Townsville and Fremantle with full access to multi-modal transport services. Darwin Port provides world class pilotage and harbour control systems and a seamless supply chain capable of handling containers and general cargo, bulk liquids, bulk materials, live exports and heavy lift oversized cargoes.
Horizon Power is a State Government-owned, commercially-focused corporation that provides safe and reliable power to about 100,000 residents and 10,000 businesses across regional and remote Western Australia. We employ people who live and work in the community and who intimately know your energy needs.
Kimberley Jiyigas (Birds) is a movement of Kimberley Indigenous women united in their passion to lead and speak in order to influence social change within their communities, region and nation. Kimberley Jiyigas are a collective of Indigenous women whose heritage links them personally to the Kimberley region and are committed to joining their talents, experiences, voices and networks in unity to influence greater Indigenous cultural awareness and reconciliation across Australia and contributing to Federal and State Government policy design to influence social change for Indigenous people. Our services include, Community and Cultural Intelligence, Indigenous Female Leadership Development, Conferencing and Event Management, Indigenous Business Support and Development. Kimberley Jiyigas actively collaborates with like minded entities to enhance outcomes for Kimberley indigenous people.
Kununurra Visitor Centre
Our expert staff know and love the East Kimberley and the KVC is a focal point for the more than 60,000 people who come through our doors each year. We give a warm welcome, hand out maps, local information and help people make the very most of their time in this spectacular region we call home. We are a not-for-profit, membership based organisation and represent over 150 local and regional businesses. From DIY stores to river cruises, mechanics to 4WD adventures, cafes to scenic flights we display your brochures, let people know about your operation and sell tours and accommodation, as well as our locally themed retail offering. If you aren’t already a member of the Visitor Centre then please contact our Marketing & Membership Coordinator to find out how it can benefit your business.
Lake Argyle Cruises
Lake Argyle Cruises is the original tour company on Lake Argyle, owned and operated by Greg Smith. Greg and his team have been operating on Lake Argyle for over 20 years and have a wealth of knowledge, if they don't know it, no one will!!
Lake Argyle Resort
Lake Argyle Resort is a fully integrated leisure destination for East Kimberley Locals and Visitors to this spectacular region. With a wide range of accommodation options plus caravan & camping sites, great food and a myriad of activities, tours and boat cruises, Lake Argyle Resort operates year round offering great local deals through October to March each year. Just 70 km from Kununurra via a sealed all weather road, the Resort and Caravan Park provides a great day out or weekend getaway and there is no better way to laze your way through a Kimberley Sunset than in the stunning Lake Argyle Infinity Pool or on a sensational Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise. Set amid the rugged, craggy Carr Boyd Ranges overlooking mainland Australia’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Argyle truly is the “Jewel of the Kimberley”.
Mary Durack Communications
Services Include: Community and stakeholder engagement, Professional writing (social media, grant writing, tender writing) and Strategic communications.
Founded by Bill Withers in 1966, Nina's Jewellery began their journey as "Djaaru Gems", proudly Kununurra's first jewellery retailer. Since this time, the Nina's master jewellery designers have been creating unique pieces that celebrate the riches of our country, all from right here in Western Australia. The brilliance of Australian Argyle diamonds, pearls from Broome and the South Seas and Western Australia’s own pure gold come together to fulfil your vision. In 1984, Nina's were honoured to set the first diamonds mined in the remote Kimberley region at the now famous Argyle mine. It was the start of a relationship that continues to this day. Nina’s is one of a handful of Argyle Pink Diamond Select Ateliers in the world, trusted to specialise in and work with the rarest of diamonds, Argyle Pink Diamonds. As Australia's natural coloured diamond specialists, Nina's and their highly trained team of Master Jewellers and GIA Certified Diamond & Design Specialists pride themselves on sourcing and creating only the highest quality diamonds and jewellery, all provided with unparalleled service. Visit their online gallery or their showrooms in Kununurra or Dunsborough (near Margaret River) for a truly unforgettable experience in creation, design and inspiration.
Quintis is the trusted guardian of the wellbeing super ingredient, Sandalwood Album. In 1997, we located one of the precious and rare sources of Santalum Album in Mysore, India, the birthplace of the most fragrant and medicinal trees. In the ideal growing conditions of Australia’s pristine tropical north, we planted these seeds and began our long journey of learning as the trusted guardian of Sandalwood Album. By harvesting and replanting each year, we have created the world's first and only sustainable supply of this endangered species, with over 5 million Sandalwood Album trees covering 12,000 hectares.
Red FM 104.1
Red FM plays the best new music, rock and pop to almost 120 towns, mine sites and oil & gas platforms across Western Australia. Red FM Broadcast 24 hours per day 7 days per week and can be listened to via the website, through the Red FM app, through RadioApp and broadcast over 100 frequencies throughout Western Australia.
Red Spinifex is about solving problems with small steps. Based in Kununurra, Allan Wedderburn is a skilled and experienced project management consultant, specialising in Aboriginal economic development. A civil engineer, he is known for his ability to solve problems, achieve project outcomes and communicate in plain English. He is also known for his dry sense of humour and his efforts to rid the Kimberley of the invasive Neem trees. Red Spinifex provides high quality, value-for-money consulting services to a range of clients, including Aboriginal trusts and corporations, companies in the resources sector and private enterprise.
Risky Business Solutions
Business Systems development and auditing services across the Kimberley. Audting and consulting services to International Standards:
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
Sea Swift is the regional pace setter in the marine transport industry, delivering shipping services throughout northern Australia since 1987. We support, assist and deliver to all customers in the region, from individuals to large national and international corporations, and in doing so we provide a fully integrated ‘depot to door’ service that incorporates the all-important ‘last mile’ access to our customers wherever they be located across the remote north. Our shipping operation for the East Kimberley region offers weekly services from Darwin to Wyndham (Kununurra) for all types of freight, including ambient, temperature controlled, dangerous goods, heavy, over dimensional, and out of gauge.
Shire Of Wyndham East Kimberley
The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley (SWEK) comprises 121,000 square kilometres and is the eastern gateway to the Kimberley. The economy of SWEK is diverse. It encompasses a range of industries including agriculture, tourism, forestry, mining and aquaculture.