Tickets available now for 2016 Awards for Excellence

Gala awards night for Golden Geckos and inaugural Community Partnership Awards on 27 October at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth.
Date: Thursday, 15 September 2016

Tickets are now available for the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) 2016 Awards for Excellence to recognise milestone contributions to the environment and communities in Western Australia.

A total of 10 projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence and assessments are still being carried out on 16 projects that are eligible for the inaugural Community Partnership Resources Sector Awards.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L’Estrange will present the Awards for Excellence at a ceremony at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth on Thursday 27 October 2016 that will follow seminars presenting the finalists’ projects.

The Golden Gecko Awards are being judged by a panel of industry experts and the Community Partnership Award winner will be chosen by a selection committee headed by DMP Acting Director General Dr Tim Griffen that includes prominent Western Australians Malcolm McCusker, Jan Stewart and Dr Erica Smyth.

The successful Golden Gecko entries come from a wide range of resources companies from across the State, ranging from the South West to the Goldfields, Mid West and Pilbara.

The awards are judged on commitment to environmental excellence, demonstrated excellent environmental outcomes, community engagement, and innovation.

The Community Partnership Awards will recognise outstanding achievements and leadership in building constructive community partnerships that provide positive outcomes and promote strong guiding behaviour within the resources sector.

The Awards for Excellence event is on 27 October at the Pan Pacific Hotel, with free presentations by the finalists provided from 3-5pm, followed by registration and pre-event drinks from 5-6pm. The Awards ceremony starts at 6:00pm sharp and will be followed by drinks and canapes.

Tickets for the ceremony are $50 and can be booked online through Stars Events. Bookings close Thursday, 20 October.

Bookings for the free presentations are essential and should be directed to Jessica Allen at

For more information, please go to Awards for Excellence on the DMP website, or contact Awards Coordinator Jessica Allen on (08) 9222 3102 or at

To find out more about the Community Partnership Resource Sector Awards, please contact Donna Vicensoni on 9222 3373 or at