AMEC Awards Dinner
Thursday 5 December 2019
State Reception Centre, Western Australia
This event celebrates our industry and recognises the outstanding contributors to mineral exploration and mining. The standard and commitment behind each award nomination was very high.
The AMEC Prospector Award was presented for the first time in three years. This is a signal that our industry is recovering, but also shows the length of time and effort required to progress exploration. The Prospector award was presented to Rob Tyson, Michael Oates, Angus Hornabrook & the Peel Mining team for the Mallee Bull, Wirlong, Southern Nights discoveries.
AMEC also presented the inaugural Community Contribution award. The Award recognises companies who are collaborating with the community in emerging and established partnerships to provide enduring benefits to communities. The award was given to a joint project between the Stephen Michael Foundation in partnership with Sandfire Resources, Westgold Resources and Australian Vanadium Ltd, that has a major focus on the Meekatharra area.
The AMEC Environment Award went to Atlas Iron for its artificial bat roost project. The vulnerable Pilbara Leaf-nosed Bat has been identified within the vicinity of the Mt Webber Iron Ore Project. Atlas Iron has implemented an Artificial Roost Research Plan offset this impact.
The AMEC Media Awards were also presented at the dinner. The winner of the AMEC Electronic/Online Award was Jarrod Lucas from the ABC for his article ‘Golden girls of Kalgoorlie Super Pit represent changing face of Australian mining’, and Stuart McKinnon from The West Australian.