Awards to recognise excellence in the State's resources sector

Entries for DMIRS Community Partnership Resources Sector Award and the Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence are now open
Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has opened nominations for the 2019 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence.

Incorporating two 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 Community Partnership Resources Sector Award and the long-standing Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence not only recognise leaders in the sector, but also promotes the advances and meaningful community engagement that is happening 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 social and environmental responsibility is strongly encouraged by the department and it 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 environmental excellence and responsibility, and the importance of community partnerships in the resources sector. I am sure 2019 will be no different.”

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

Nominations for the Awards for Excellence close at 5pm on Monday 29 April 2019. To receive updates about the awards please send your contact details to

In April 2019, the department will launch the new Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards, an amalgamation and replacement of the Safety and Health Resources Sector Awards and the Work Safety Awards. These new awards will recognise outstanding solutions and innovations to specific health and safety problems in Western Australian workplaces.

For more information about these new awards please subscribe to the Resources Safety Alerts or WorkSafe newsletters.