Search is on for innovation and excellence in the resources sector

Nominations now open for the 2021 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence
Date: Monday, 01 February 2021

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Resources Sector Awards for Excellence are now open for nominations.

The awards recognise outstanding environmental innovations, performance and leadership initiatives that benefit Western Australian communities and ensure responsible development of the State’s resources.

Celebrating its 30th year, the prestigious Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence has recognised more than 60 projects, which improved the environmental outcomes for WA.

The Community Partnership Resources Sector Award recognises those who are building sustainable partnerships with communities that extend beyond the life of a project, creating long-term benefits.

Nominations for the 2021 awards close 5pm Thursday April 22. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in September 2021.

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Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:

“The Awards for Excellence encourage industry to continually improve by sharing the outcomes and benefits of developing a sustainable and responsible resources sector.

“This year we celebrate three decades of environmental excellence in our resources sector and projects that have set new standards in the industry.

“These awards advance the $172 billion resources sector’s innovation and technological capabilities ensuring Western Australia remains world leader.

“I know there are many people working on projects and initiatives that are quietly making a difference in our communities. I encourage them to nominate for the 2021 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence and let the Western Australian community know about their achievements.”