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.
Members put their life saving skills to the test during a weekend of challenges at the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Surface Mine Emergency Response Competition, held over 25 and 26 May at Hannans North Tourist Mine.
Competing teams included: KCGM, Gold Fields (Combined), St Barbara Limited (Leonora), Evolution Mining (Mungari), Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings (Carosue Dam) and BHP (Northern Operations).
The Gold Industry Group (GIG)’s recent mental health tour with charity LIVIN is being hailed a success after more than 40 stigma breaking workshops were delivered across Australia reaching more than 1,200 gold industry workers, locals and students.
As a result of the resounding positive feedback from attendees, the tour has been extended with more workshops to be delivered at gold mine sites in June and a school tour is being explored for 2020.
The Gold Industry Group partnered with the Channel Nine Network’s premier travel show, Destination WA, to bring three unique gold tourism experiences to the people of Western Australia as part of it’s 2018/19 ‘Summer Series’.
These included the exclusive Kalgoorlie Super Pit Tour, the virtual Perth #heartofgold Discovery Trail and Go West’s new Mine to Mint Tour.
In recognition of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, KCGM coloured its Super Pit blast pink and encouraged the community to join in the celebration by viewing the pink blast from the Super Pit Lookout.
The spectacle was a unique way to commemorate and highlight this year’s call #BalanceforBetter, motivating and uniting the KCGM workforce and the wider Kalgoorlie-Boulder community to think, act, and be gender inclusive.
The Gold Industry Group in partnership with not-for-profit LIVIN will commence a national tour next month to bring LIVINWell workshops to member offices, mine sites, schools and the wider community across Australia, in an effort to help break the stigma traditionally associated with mental illness.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsorship partner KCGM is making final preparations ahead of this year’s St Barbara’s Parade in Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday 2 December, with their iconic 793C haul truck once again providing an awe-inspiring finale to the Parade as it travels down Hannan Street.
The 2018 ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ were announced in London earlier this week by Women in Mining which featured seven of Australia’s gold powerhouse leaders including our very own Vice Chairperson Kelly Carter.
Gold Industry Group members recognised in the top 100 as inspirational role models for future generations of mining women were Gold Fields' Kelly Carter, St Barbara Limited's Meryl Jones, Ausdrill's Alex Atkins, KCGM's Shannon Youd, Newcrest Mining's Gabriela Love and Xiaoling Liu and KPMG’s Denise McComish.
KCGM officially launched the Newmont Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at an event last night, in recognition of the company’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples.
Find out why the RAP was developed and how community groups can help the company achieve its commitment to reconciliation.
KCGM’s Community Investment Program contribution has totalled more than $180,000 so far this year, with funds distributed through a variety of different avenues, supporting sustainable long-term community initiatives and one off donations to support charitable groups, sporting associations and community events.
KCGM’s latest Safety Innovation Award winners have chosen to donate $6,000 each to the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association (EGCA) and the Goldfields Tennis Club (GTC).
Two winning Safety Innovation Award recipients have chosen to donate $12,000 to the C.Y. O'Connor Men's Shed in Kalgoorlie. The KCGM quarterly Safety Innovation Awards are designed to improve safety culture by recognising and rewarding individuals or teams that have implemented safety innovation ideas that eliminate or minimise risks on site.
Northern Star Resources and the Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance (GEMIA) partnered to bring the Goldfields Career Expo to Kalgoorlie-Boulder students and the wider community in May.
The Gold Industry Group is supporting the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (KBCCI) inaugural Kal Jobs Expo that will be held in Perth at CCIWA on Wednesday, 28 March.
With more than 1000 jobs vacant in the Goldfields, the one day event will connect job seekers directly with Goldfields employers who have a range of career opportunities available including Gold Fields Australia, Evolution Mining, Silver Lake Resources, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, KCGM and Newmont Australia.
Northern Star Resources, KCGM and Newmont Boddington Gold were all finalists in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) 2017 Community Partnership Awards for successfully forming meaningful relationships and enduring outcomes for communities.
Insights from these programs were shared at the 2017 Awards for Excellence seminar late last year and are now available online.
Join Gold Industry Group members Norton Gold Fields and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry for St Barbara's Festival this weekend to celebrate mining and its contribution to our heritage, our economy and our community.