Huge Statewide response to inaugural Community Partnership Award

Winners to be announced at DMP’s Awards For Excellence Night incorporating the Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence.
Date: Friday, 17 June 2016

An impressive 26 submissions from a variety of unique collaborative projects have been received for the inaugural Community Partnership Resource Sector Award.

Applicants for the new award come from all over the State including the South West, Goldfields-Esperance, Mid West and Pilbara and involve projects that bring resource companies and their local communities together.

The prestigious new award provides an opportunity to recognise the many unique partnerships throughout the State which leave positive and lasting benefits for all involved.

The projects include collaborations with Indigenous groups, schools and other educational and training organisations, and a number of cultural, conservation, restoration and social partnerships.

Nominations for the award have now closed, and in a transparent assessment process, all submissions will be assessed on the positive outcomes that the collaborative partnership is delivering to the broader community.

These include leadership and innovation in engagement, benefits of the collaboration and the project’s commitment to providing sustainable and enduring outcomes.

The winners will be announced by Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L’Estrange in October at the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP’s) first ever Awards For Excellence night which will also incorporate the Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence.

For further information visit DMP's Community Partnership Award web page.