The innovative Woombooriny Amboon Angarriiya Partnership Initiative (WAAPI) won the Community Partnership Resources Sector Award for its unique Aboriginal-led, place-based, co-designed approach to improving the early childhood outcomes of Aboriginal children living on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley.
Led by the Save the Children Foundation and Woodside Energy, WAAPI brings community members together to focus on system change and developing community capacity. This initiative has shown it is a truly progressive model, which is now being considered for other communities across the State.
Sandfire Resources NL received the Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence for its DeGrussa Solar Project in the Mid West.
Generating approximately 17 to 20 per cent of the total power requirement of the DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, 34,080 solar photo-voltaic panels have reduced Sandfire’s carbon emissions by 30,789 tonnes since 2016. The DeGrussa Solar Project has provided a blueprint for the adoption of renewable energy at other mine sites around the world. The Project has been visited by mining companies, government representatives, universities and schools, and has been showcased around the world to educate the global mining industry about how to transition to renewable energy.
2019 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence - full list of winners
Community Partnership Resources Sector Award
- Woombooriny Amboon Angarriiya Partnership Initiative (WAAPI)*
Save the Children and Woodside Energy
*The name means ‘All People Moving Forwards Together’ in the local Bardi and Nyul Nyul languages.
Certificate of Merit
- The Shooting Stars Program
Glass Jar Australia and Sandfire Resources NL
Enduring Partnership Award
- The Alcoa Harvey Waroona Sustainability Fund
Shires of Harvey and Waroona and Alcoa of Australia
Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence
- The DeGrussa Solar Project
Sandfire Resources NL
More information about the 2019 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence projects can be found in the commemorative booklet.