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Social & Economic Impact


Recently Phosphate Resources commissioned the Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia (CSI UWA) to conduct an independent assessment of the social and Economic impact of our operations to the economy and community of Christmas Island.

The aim of this comprehensive study is to capture the direct and indirect economic impacts, including any multiplier effect, of the operations of PRL on the Christmas Island economy, and to capture the social impacts of phosphate mining on the community.

The in-depth study was undertaken over the better part of a year and involved detailed data collection including hundreds of touchpoints with the community, government and other stakeholders as well as data collection from numerous valid sources. The data collected enabled UWA CSI to prepare a detailed report which outlined their validated assessments of the economic and social impact of Phosphate Resources to Christmas Island.

The following infographics summarise the report’s findings:

Economic Impacts Christmas Island
Employment Christmas Island
Phosphate Resources Limited Annual Contributions Christmas Island
Impact of Mining - Christmas Island

Please contact the company should you wish to request a copy of the summary report.