Our Communities


Our Communities

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Good health and well-beingQuality education​​Decent work and economic growth​​Sustainable cities and communities


  • Lynas contributes over RM300 million to the Malaysian economy every year.
  • In 2017, Lynas spent over RM2 million on research with local partners.
  • In 2017, 80% of inputs at Lynas Malaysia​ were sourced locally.
  • Lynas supports the local community through:
    • Back to school program: donation of school uniforms and stationary to local students in need
    • Bi-monthly recycled clothing stall in the local Kuantan community to contribute clothing for free
    • The provision of materials and labour for repairs to school and community buildings
    • Promotion of education initiatives to help create future opportunities for the next generation
    • Helping to conserve and protect cultural heritages in surrounding regions
  • Lynas arranges and participates in a number of festive celebrations with different cultural groups.

Mt Weld

  • Lynas contributes over A$60 million to the Australian economy every year.
  • Lynas has relocated its accommodation base from the Granny Smith Mine to an accommodation village in the nearby town of Laverton.
  • Lynas has been an active board member for the Laverton Leonora Cross Cultural Association (LLCCA) since 2009 through hands-on, in-kind and financial support. The LLCCA operates as a community hub to encourage local Aboriginal people to be creative through a number of different programs including art and music. The LLCCA is recognised as a safe space within the community where the area is drug, alcohol and smoke free.
  • Lynas contributes to numerous Shire of Laverton initiatives each year, including:
    • ANZAC Day
    • Clean Up Laverton Day
    • NAIDOC Week Celebrations
    • Christmas and other Shire events
  • Lynas continues to support the annual Laverton Swimstars Program which was instigated by Lynas in January 2014. SwimStars encourages local children to learn to swim in a safe and friendly environment and promotes water safety and confidence.
  • Lynas provides transport to and from Laverton for the Curtin Volunteers who are involved in numerous projects in Laverton including community cultural trips, community activities and youth activities.
  • Lynas assists the Shire of Laverton in providing doctors supporting the local community
  • Lynas has assisted the Shire and other Laverton groups by transporting items of need such as mattresses, bicycles, clothing and footwear from Perth to Laverton.

Priorities for 2018:

  • Work with the Kuantan community to upgrade the Balok Library and other educational facilities.
  • Continued support for existing programs mentioned above at Mt Weld and Kuantan.
  • Continued engagement with the local communities to identify and support those in need.

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