2019 Awards for Excellence

The 2019 Award Winners

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

Winner

  • 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

Winner

  • 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.

 

Awards for Excellence 2019 commemorative booklet - 2706 Kb

Awards for Excellence 2019 commemorative booklet