Golden Gecko 2012

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence

Since 1992, the Golden Gecko Award has recognized environmental excellence demonstrated in the mining and petroleum industries.

There are seven candidates for this prestigious award in 2012. The Department of Mines and Petroleum congratulates the candidates on the high quality of their entries.

Argyle Diamonds Limited

Argyle Diamonds Limited

Remediation of the Belmont Legacy Site

Excellence in stakeholder consultation, international collaboration, and a rigorous and science-based approach to environmental stewardship has helped Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamonds make major advances in rehabilitating a groundwater contaminant plume that threatened the ecosystem of the Swan River and public health.

Barminco Ltd

Flying Fox – Whole of Mine Diesel Emissions
Reduction Project

Barminco has undertaken a major project to reduce the production of harmful diesel emissions underground to minimise potential harm to its workforce, with the additional benefit of significantly reducing diesel emissions into the external environment.

Barminco Ltd
CITIC Pacific Mining Management Pty Ltd

CITIC Pacific Mining Management Pty Ltd

Workforce Recreation / Management Program

Management Program encouraged employees and contractors to enjoy the Pilbara natural beauty and recreational opportunities in a safe, responsible and sustainable way, minimising environmental impacts. The program included compulsory training and induction for off-site recreation, and an education program to create a culture of sustainable recreation.

ESS Support Services Worldwide

ESS Waste Management Program

ESS has implemented a comprehensive waste management program throughout its Western Australian sites. The program is aimed at creating a waste management culture that considerably reduces the waste sent to landfill. The program also provides funding for various charities and features a unique collection system for recycling glass from remote sites.

ESS Support Services Worldwide
ESS Support Services Worldwide
Karara Mining Limited
Karara Mining Limited

Karara Mining Limited

Utilising Innovative and Full Life

Cycle Management of Malleefowl to Protect Biodiversity Karara Mining Ltd (KML) has utilised innovative and full life cycle management of malleefowl to protect biodiversity.

The project has included egg retrieval, offsite chick rearing, tracking device installations, feral fauna management, malleefowl chick releases back to the native environment and continuous motion sensor photography. The key outcomes of KML’s work are shared with interested stakeholders to benefit the general malleefowl population. Other ancillary benefits included protecting vegetation and indirectly protecting other native fauna through predator control.

Murphy Pipe and Civil

Sino Iron Ore Mine

Concentrate, Desalination and Return Pipeline Project Murphy Pipe and Civil implemented a successful fauna monitoring and relocation program during the construction of 3x30km steel pipelines for the SINO Iron Ore Mine in Cape Preston. The six-month program resulted in the safe relocation of more than 230 native animals.

Murphy Pipe and Civil
Murphy Pipe and Civil
Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd
Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd

Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd

Marine Turtle Research and Monitoring in Western Australia

Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd novel and broad range of marine turtle research and monitoring tools and monitoring programs have been developed to support the rapidly growing resource sector in WA. These provide environmental practitioners, regulatory authorities and industry with innovative and practical solutions which protect and conserve these iconic species.

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