Strong community partnerships forged in the resources sector

Finalists for the 2017 Community Partnership Awards have shared their learnings in a series of videos
Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Presentations from a selection of the Community Partnership Award finalists are now available online.

Five of the partnerships that have successfully formed meaningful relationships and enduring outcomes for communities shared their learnings at the 2017 Awards for Excellence seminar late last year.

An important part of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) Awards for Excellence program is to encourage others in the resources sector to be at the forefront of social outcomes for local communities.

DMIRS Executive Director of Resource Tenure, Rick Rogerson said the good work that is being done between industry and the community is a story not often told.

“There are some fantastic partnerships in Western Australia that are making a real difference to communities around the State and by sharing these stories the department hopes to see new partnerships formed and industry standards lifted,” Mr Rogerson said.

“One of the common factors in the presentations was the importance of the investment from the staff in the resources sector, their willingness to include the community in their own organisational culture was a factor in the effectiveness of the partnership.”

The five finalists who shared their partnerships were:

Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Hon Bill Johnston announced the opening of the 2018 Awards for Excellence program today. For more information about the Awards for Excellence please visit