2018 Awards for Excellence

2018 Awards for Excellence


2018 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence winners were announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 25 October 2018.

The winners were:

Golden Gecko Award

  • Winners:
    • Chasing Ghosts: Understanding Ghost Bat Ecology in the Pilbara, BHP Iron Ore
    • The State-Wide Array Surveillance – WA Port Authorities and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • Certificate of Merit:
    • Alcoa and Murdoch University Partnership Eradicates Biological Bulldozer Phytophthora Dieback, Alcoa of Australia

Safety and Health Resources Sector Award


  • Winner:
    • Lightning Protection System, Roy Hill Holdings
  • Certificate of Merit:
    • Spring Leaf Pack Hoist – Mineral Resources Limited

Systems and People

  • Winner:
    • Emergency Response Exposure Reduction Initiative – BARRIO, Rio Tinto Iron Ore
  • Certificate of Merit:
    • Newmont Boddington Gold Health and Safety Representative Mentoring Program, Newmont Mining

Community Partnership Resources Sector Award

  • Winner:
    • Healthy Food for All – Pilbara Regional Strategy, Foodbank WA and BHP
  • Certificates of Merit:
    • Makerspace Project, Yule Brook College and Carey Mining
    • Alcoa/Munda Biddi Trail Foundation Partnership, Munda Biddi Trail Foundation and Alcoa

More information about the projects from the 2018 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence can be found in the commemorative booklet.


Awards for Excellence 2018 Brochure - 2539 Kb

Western Australia’s resources sector, now valued at more than $114 billion in 2017-18, continues to be the backbone of the State’s economy.