The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation will receive funding to help develop commercial and cultural initiatives through an agreement with fertiliser manufacturer Perdaman.

The two signed the agreement last week as part of Perdaman’s plans to build Australia’s biggest fertiliser manufacturing plant on the Burrup Peninsula.

Perdaman chairman Vikas Rambal said the company was pleased to contribute to MAC’s commercial unit to assist with opportunities related to the fertiliser plant and for other future projects.

“That includes $1 million to develop the Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre, about $10 million over the life of the project to support the Murujuga Future Fund, and $150,000 towards the application for World Heritage Listing of the Burrup rock art,” he said.

MAC chief executive Peter Jeffries said there were synergies in how the organisations operated.

Perdaman plans to build its plant in the Burrup Strategic Industrial Area, with the project set to employe more than 2500 skilled contractors during the construction phase and then up to 200 permanent and 500 indirect employees during operations. Once completed, the plant will be a world-scale facility with a production capacity of 2 million tonnes of fertiliser grade urea per annum.