The State Government had delivered on its promise to contribute $50,000 towards the Miners’ Memorial planned for Loopline Park in Boulder.
Goldfields-Esperance Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich announced that the funds had been provided to the Goldfields Miners’ Memorial Committee this week.
“The memorial will be a moving reminder of the hazards miners face, in generating Western Australia’s wealth,” Ms Ravlich said.
“Every fatality and every serious injury is a tragedy and it is up to industry, employees and the Government to make great efforts to avoid them.
“Improving workplace safety has been a priority for the Gallop Government.
“We have amended the Mines Safety and Inspection Act, increasing maximum penalties for unsafe workplaces and introducing a system of Provisional Improvement Notices.
“We have also reformed the Occupational Safety and Health Act to protect workers’ safety and restored fairness to the Workers’ Compensation System.”
Ms Ravlich said the committee hoped that the memorial, which would incorporate a curved wall engraved with the names of 1,268 Goldfields miners killed in work-related accidents, would be completed by St Barbara’s Day this year.
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