Ten resources projects and partnerships from across Western Australia have been nominated for the 2022 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence.
Administered by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), the Awards encompass the Golden Gecko award for environmental excellence and the Community Partnership Resources Sector Awards.
Six Golden Gecko nominees are chasing recognition of their endeavours to achieve environmental excellence in the mining and petroleum industry. The projects are nominated for achievements in best practice environmental management guidelines, rehabilitation, recycling and technology advances.
DMIRS Deputy Director General Jeff Haworth said it was very encouraging to see that the environment and communities continue to be on the agenda for resource sector operators.
“These projects demonstrate why the $210 billion sector remains a global destination for investment and a leader in technology advancement in the industry,” Mr Haworth said.
“By sharing these projects, DMIRS is encouraging other resources companies to continually improve and be at the forefront in community and environmental outcomes.”
Nominees for the Community Partnership Awards all highlight the need for strong connections between industry and communities, to protect the environment and provide opportunities for people, particularly in regional areas.