A resolution that could have put a halt to all projects by mining giant BHP has been withdrawn after a handshake deal with the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance.

The resolution, launched by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility, sought to halt projects threatening to disturb sacred sites and to do away with gag orders.

The alliance, which is made up of 20 land councils, lifted the resolution after a meeting with BHP’s Chairman ahead of the miner’s AGM on Wednesday.

Jamie Lowe from the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance says they lifted the resolution in good faith.