Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

Former Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs

    Celebrating 20 years of environmental success (Video)

    8/09/2011 12:00 AM

    Development of world-first technology in sedimentation scanning led WorleyParsons and Port Hedland Port Authority to win the 2011 Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence awarded tonight.


    Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said the innovative technology allowed real time environmental monitoring of dredging impacts.


    “The results of this new technology have delivered previously unknown facts about the process of sedimentation,” Mr Moore said.


    Two Certificates of Merit were also awarded to ATCO Gas Australia, formerly WA Gas Networks, supported by KD1 and also Compass Groups (Australia).


    The Minister congratulated winners for their leadership in developing new and innovative technology.


    “Western Australia’s resources industry continues to be the envy of our competitors. To ensure the State continues to be an attractive destination for resources investment, Government and industry must work together towards responsible resources development,” he said.


    “The Golden Gecko’s is an outstanding opportunity to recognise those leading the industry in innovative environmental practices.  I congratulate our award winners and certificate recipients.”


    ATCO Gas Australia and KD1 completed a new gas pipeline with a high level of environmental conservation and management. The unique approach resulted in 40 per cent less clearing and no loss of Black Cockatoo habitat trees.


    Compass Groups (Australia) was recognised for its unique approach to remote site catering by using central production facilities, minimising waste through creation of compost, livestock feed production and bulk food preparation that reduced energy needs and greenhouse emissions.


    Mr Moore said all of this year’s 11 submissions had shown the resources industry’s commitment to protecting the environment.


    “The 20th Anniversary Golden Gecko Awards exemplifies the State’s determination to making WA the place for responsible resource development,” he said.


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