The world-class NSW mining industry was the focus of NSW Parliament last night as the NSW Minerals Council Industry & Suppliers Awards Dinner was held for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Awards Dinner was attended by over 250 people from the mining industry, the community and more than 20 MPs from across the Parliament, including Premier Dom Perrottet, Deputy Premier Paul Toole and Shadow Minister for Natural Resources Courtney Houssos.
NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee praised the outstanding finalists and all working in mining across NSW who have contributed so much to mining and to our State as we face the long road of economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The last few years have been tough for communities right across NSW. Despite these challenges, our world-class miners have continued to operate safely and responsibly, protecting jobs, supporting local communities and maintaining our contribution to NSW,” Mr Galilee said.
“Our Industry and Suppliers’ Awards acknowledge our high achievers in mining in NSW and our award winners are critical to the ongoing pursuit of excellence in our industry,” Mr Galilee said.
Based in Sydney and working with mines across NSW, Nautitech Mining Systems operate under the motto of ‘harnessing technology to keep miners safe’. This commitment to safety saw Nautitech named Supplier of the Year for their work with Komatsu, Centennial, and Androck to develop a comprehensive safety solution for shuttle cars in underground mines.
Statutory Electrical Engineer for Glencore and proud mother-of-two, Tristah Allen, was named Young Achiever of the Year. After starting her career as an apprentice electrician in 200, Tristah joined United Wambo Joint Venture as a Electrical Support Engineer in 2020. In 2022 she was successfully appointed to her current position of Statutory Electrical Engineer, the first female to be appointed as a Statutory Engineer within Glencore Coal Assets.
United Wambo Joint Venture managed by Glencore won NSW Mining Operation of the Year, for implementing outstanding on-ground initiatives to improve company culture, safety, environmental management, productivity and to optimise management of noise and air quality.
Small Business of the Year was awarded to SafeGauge, a Hunter based company that develops specialist “smart” tooling that allows workers to maintain heavy machinery safely. SafeGauge launched its first unique-to-market product in July 2020 - the SafeTest PT4 kit: A Bluetooth kit to wirelessly test hydraulic pressure from up to 50m away, enhancing safety and reducing testing time by 80%.
Fiona Robertson, Founding Chair of the Women in Mining Network in NSW and Non-Executive Director Whitehaven Coal was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Mining award.
Fiona was recognised for her highly successful mining career to date, her commitment to empowering women within the mining industry, and for encouraging more women to see mining as an exciting career pat
The winners for 2022 NSW Mining Industry and Supplier Awards are:
NSW Mining Operation of the Year
NSW Mining - Supplier of the Year
NSW Mining - Small Business of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to Mining
A summary of the details of the winners and finalists can be found here
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