Celebrating 30 years of operation on the Golden Mile, KCGM welcomed Goldfields residents and visitors to experience the region’s gold mining industry at a free community open day.
Held within the grounds of Hannans North Tourist Mine in Kalgoorlie on Saturday 29 June, the open day saw 3 500 locals, families, tourists and employees alike don their best high vis clothing and join in the celebrations.
Ten Indigenous girls from the Gold Industry Group backed Shooting Stars education program were rewarded for their achievements this month, taking part in an action-packed leadership camp in Perth.
A wide variety of activities were in store for the girls, who range from year 9 to 12 and hail from regional communities as far flung as Carnarvon, Mullewa, Meekatharra, Narrogin and Leonora.
Some of Australia’s finest runners descended on the small outback town of Leonora for the mining community’s annual Golden Gift carnival, sponsored by St Barbara Limited, Saracen Mineral Holdings and Gold Fields.
Held 31 May to 3 June, the 2019 event included an art prize, fashions on the field, live music, food and market stalls, fireworks and the main attraction of the coveted road mile title and it’s $50,000 prize.
Ramelius Resources recently spoke with the CEO of Mount Magnet Shire, to discuss the impacts of a community benefit fund the mining company set up to give back to the region in which they operate.
The purpose of the fund is to provide support for worthwhile community programs and / or community infrastructure, providing long-term benefits and involving local participation.
The Gold Industry Group is making a significant contribution to Western Australia’s indigenous communities through its ground-breaking partnership with Netball WA, West Coast Fever and Shooting Stars.
As the first Premier Partner of Shooting Stars, the Group’s partnership will see a new Shooting Stars trial site be identified and established later in 2019, expanding the program beyond its existing footprint in regional WA.
Since signing their landmark deal, Football West has announced Gold Fields as their first official Regional Football Program partner.
Already the name sponsor of all of Football West’s State Teams, Gold Fields’ support is set to bolster Football West’s program deliverables throughout the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
The Gold Industry Group are delighted to announce it has committed $5 million to netball in Western Australia in a record partnership deal.
The proceeds will help underpin development of netball from the grassroots level through to the elite across Netball WA, West Coast Fever and Shooting Stars.
With the support of Gold Fields’ Australian Foundation, St Barbara Limited and Saracen Mineral Holdings, Shooting Stars officially launched its eighth site in Western Australia.
Leonora will be Shooting Stars’ first program based in Goldfields, located 833 km northeast of Perth and will engage up to 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from years 4-10 at Leonora District High School.
In its commitment to enhance the development of communities in which its employees live and work, KCGM’s Community Investment Program contributed funding to over thirteen local charities and organisations in 2018.
Totalling more than $450,000, the funds were distributed through supporting sustainable long-term community initiatives and as one-off donations to help charitable organisations, sporting associations, and community events.
The Gold Industry Group (GIG) partnered with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI) to deliver its annual community expo, ‘Explore the Goldfields’, showcasing the extensive activities and services available to new and existing residents.
The expo saw 70 stallholders interacting with the public, with some businesses even offering raffles or free gifts.
Supported by Gold Road Resources, the recent Girls for Glory clinic at NIB Stadium saw 120 girls seize the opportunity to experience a training session alongside Perth Glory’s Westfield W-League stars.
The girls, aged between 5 and 12 years took to the turf with current Matilda superstars Sam Kerr and Eliza Campbell, and American quartet Katie Naughton, Alyssa Mautz, Nikki Stanton and Rachel Hill to develop their skills.
More than 40 Independence Group (IGO) employees became OzHarvest volunteers, assisting the for-impact organisation in its mission to ‘Nourish Our Country’ by helping to deliver over 110 tonnes of food to people in need across Western Australia during November.
Over four weeks IGO volunteers assisted the OzHarvest WA van operators to pick-up and drop-off an incredible 111,549 kilograms of surplus produce, which was then delivered to 80 charitable agencies across Perth and the greater metropolitan area.
The three winners of KCGM’s quarterly Safety Innovation Award have chosen to donate $4,000 each to Radio Lollipop, Red Cross Soup Patrol and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Men’s Shed.
The awards improve safety culture by recognising and rewarding individuals or teams who have implemented safety innovation ideas that eliminate or minimise risks on site.
Year 5 students from Mount Pleasant Primary School were the lucky recipients of an all-expenses paid excursion on the Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail last week.
The excursion prize was one of two won at the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia’s HASS Week Conference in July.
Hundreds descended on Langley Park in Perth over the weekend as AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Australia and Northern Star Resources’ emergency response teams battled it out with 15 other teams to win the 8th annual Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC).
Thousands flocked to the centre of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday for the annual St Barbara’s Day Parade, where colossal mining vehicles rumbled down Hannan Street festooned with mascots, Christmas angels and a couple of famous footy sons.
Now in its 19th year, the festival drew around 15,000 people to celebrate the patron saint of miners and the industry’s contribution to the state’s heritage, economy and community.
The ‘King of Kalgoorlie’, West Coast Eagles player Dom Sheed, returned to his hometown with Assistant Coach Jaymie Graham, to be presented by Mayor John Bowler with a golden key to the City.
The local sporting heroes were warmly welcomed back to the Goldfields, taking the 2018 AFL Premiership Cup on a victory lap, and making a star appearance in the St Barbara’s Day Parade down Hannan Street on Sunday 2 December.
The Gold Industry Group were recently treated to the ultimate road trip through the Goldfields by Mandy and Chuck from the Goldfields Tourism Network WA.
The 300 km long photo shoot included several hidden gems and key stopping points on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail – an epic adventure through the heart of the region.
The Northern Star Resources’ sponsored flag pole in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Centennial Park is getting a face lift this week, as local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer completes an intricate design with assistance from year 7 to 10 students as part of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch.
The design is a collaboration and is based on story telling the significance of water to the land.
A year on from the launch of Perth’s virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, a Mandarin translation of the self-guided walking tour will be released at an exclusive first-look event on Friday 30 November.
Gold Industry Group Chairman and Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes with special guest the Minister for Mines and Petroleum and Asian Engagement the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, will host leading travel agencies, tourism operators and media to be first to experience the interactive gold adventure in Mandarin via the Heart of Gold Australia app.