Awards to recognise excellence in the State’s resources sector

Entries for DMIRS Golden Gecko, Community Partnership, and Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards are now open
Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has opened nominations for the 2018 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence.

Incorporating three different areas recognising excellence in the resources industry, the Resources Sector Awards for Excellence acknowledge innovation, outstanding performance and leadership to ensure that the State’s resources are developed in a responsible manner for the benefit of all West Australians.

The prestigious Golden Gecko Award for environmental excellence, Safety and Health and Community Partnership Resources Sector Awards not only recognise leaders in the sector, but also help to share the advances and meaningful community engagement that is being done across the State.

The department’s Director General David Smith said the awards provided the perfect platform to showcase and celebrate industry advances and innovation.

“Striving for excellence in health, safety, social and environmental responsibility is something the department strongly encourages, and helps to raise standards that benefit both the community and industry,” Mr Smith said.

“The calibre of past entries has demonstrated a determination to promote a safe work environment, environmental excellence, and the importance of community partnerships in the resources sector, and I am sure 2018 will be no different.”

The Golden Gecko Awards, Safety and Health and the Community Partnership Resources Sector Awards are now open for nominations. More information on eligibility and the criteria for each of the awards are available on the DMIRS website.

Nominations for the Awards for Excellence close at 5pm on Monday 23 April 2018. To receive updates about the Awards for Excellence please send your contact details to