Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

    Six finalists announced for partnership award

    13/09/2018 7:00 AM
    • Six finalists vying for 2018 Community Partnership Resources Sector Award
    • The Resources Sector Awards for Excellence will be held on October 25 

    Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston today announced the six finalists for the 2018 Community Partnership Resources Sector Award.


    The award is judged against three assessment criteria: leadership and innovation in establishing a partnership, benefits of the collaboration, and a demonstrated commitment to providing enduring and sustainable outcomes.


    Education and employment, health and wellbeing, regional infrastructure and economic benefits are the focus of the six partnerships.


    The awards are part of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's annual Resources Sector Awards for Excellence, which also include the Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence and the Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards.


    The Awards for Excellence will be held on Thursday October 25, 2018.


    For more information, visit http://www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/excellenceawards


    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:


    "The six finalists prove that meaningful and long-lasting partnerships can be achieved between the resources sector and Western Australian communities.


    "I'd like to congratulate the finalists that have all shown a commitment to creating and nurturing community partnerships that extend well-beyond their normal obligations.


    "These awards are an important part of celebrating leadership in the resources sector."


    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The finalists are:


    Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and East Kalgoorlie Primary School Goldfields Community Partnership


    The partnership between East Kalgoorlie Primary School and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines commenced in 2010, and has since grown to become a multi-faceted collaboration creating sustainable outcomes for the Goldfields community.


    Through a variety of sponsorship programs, in-kind donations, engagement initiatives and a long-term partnership agreement their relationship has proven to be advantageous, with many positive outcomes.


    Munda Biddi Trail Foundation and Alcoa Partnership


    This community partnership of more than 18 years is about working together to help build, maintain, promote and foster sustainable support for a unique, world-class and enduring asset for Western Australia - the Munda Biddi Mountain Bike Trail.


    Pilbara Mentoring Partnership - EdConnect Pilbara Mentor Me Program and Roy Hill Holdings


    Pilbara Mentor Me is a partnership program designed by Roy Hill Community Foundation and EdConnect Australia that offers life-changing mentoring and learning support in schools for young people.


    Makerspace Project - Yule Brook College and Carey Mining


    Yule Brook College and Carey Mining developed an alliance with the shared vision of improving opportunities and outcomes for indigenous young people.


    The alliance resulted in Carey Mining coming on board as the College's major partner for the innovative Makerspace program.


    Healthy Food for All - Pilbara Regional Strategy - Foodbank and BHP Iron Ore


    Food, cooking and eating together are associated with sharing and social cohesion. They're also an important part of the social fabric within schools, families and communities. Foodbank WA's School Breakfast Program and Food Sensations suite of programs in the Pilbara, in partnership with BHP, are important vehicles for bringing together broad groups of students and adults within a social rather than a formal educational or health setting.


    Rio Tinto Earth Assist - Conservation Volunteers Australia, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Department of Education and Rio Tinto


    Rio Tinto Earth Assist is a state-wide environmental education program, funded by Rio Tinto and delivered by Conservation Volunteers Australia that enables Western Australian teachers and students to make a real on-ground difference.