Western Australia’s netball superstars unearthed the State’s golden secrets on an interactive virtual adventure through Perth’s CBD, as they walked the Heart of Gold Discovery Trail.
Armed with the free Heart of Gold Australia app, West Coast Fever players Stacey Francis, Jhaniele Fowler, Verity Charles and Shannon Eagland learnt the rich history and importance of gold to Australia’s future.
The Gold Industry Group Western Australian Netball League (GIG WANL) 2019 season came to a close on Friday 20 September at the Gold Netball Centre, where the crowd enjoyed three fantastic games in a thrilling premiership conclusion.
It was a big night as the three division deciders, 20U, Open and Men, were played out in an intense rivalry between the West Coast Warriors and the Western Roar.
As Shooting Stars’ Premier Partner, the Gold Industry Group (GIG) is excited to announce the program’s expansion into Laverton, thanks to the combined support of the GIG and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
The program’s new trial site will be based at Laverton School and begin in Term 4 this year, making it the second site based in the Goldfields region and the eighth site in Western Australia overall.
As proud Platinum Sponsor of LIVIN WA’s annual charity ball, the Gold Industry Group joined representatives from Newmont Goldcorp Australia, Gold Fields, Newcrest Mining and Gold Road Resources to raise awareness and funds for mental health.
The ‘unmasked’ theme encouraged the hundreds of attendees to break the stigma around mental illness.
The Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) free Heart of Gold Australia app has expanded to include gold tourism experiences from around the country, highlighting and educating the community of gold’s significance to the nation.
In addition to the Perth and Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trails, the app now boasts a wide variety of gold tourism experiences that include tours, attractions and historic landmarks.
More than 15,000 job seekers descended on the annual SkillsWest Career Expo in Perth earlier this month, where the Gold Industry Group, Newmont Goldcorp Australia, Norton Gold Fields, Macmahon and Ausdrill showcased the sector’s career opportunities.
Held from 16 to 18 August in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the expo presented a unique opportunity for job seekers to discover current vacancies and career pathways at over 100 exhibiting organisations.
This year’s Diggers & Dealers was as good as gold as 2450 delegates descended on Kalgoorlie for mining’s biggest industry event.
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was a hit, gold shone throughout the three day program with GIG Directors Andrea Maxey and Stuart Tonkin taking to the stage, a focus on the image of mining created much discussion at our popular breakfast event with Deloitte, and Northern Star Resources claimed dealer of the year.
The Gold Industry Group are the new naming rights partner of the State Netball Centre; with Netball WA announcing the world-class, netball-first venue will now be known as the Gold Netball Centre.
Sport and Recreation Minister, the Hon. Mick Murray MLA, alongside VenuesWest CEO David Etherton, Netball WA CEO Simon Taylor and GIG Vice Chairperson Kelly Carter unveiled the first of the new signage installed.
The Gold Industry Group (GIG) backed NAIDOC Netball Carnival reached new heights this year, celebrating Indigenous culture and achievement, in every facet of the day.
A special welcome by Glenda Kickett was followed by an Indigenous Dance by Mandurah Grassroots to mark the official opening at the Wembley Sports Park yesterday. Australia’s largest Indigenous netball carnival then came to life and in the hands of every player with a bespoke ball designed by the talented Shontae Jetta, Narrogin Aboriginal Grassroots Site and Shooting Stars participant.
The Gold Industry Group is thrilled to further its support of netball, joining its grassroots program, Suncorp NetSetGO, as the Associate Partner in Western Australia.
To celebrate the announcement, we are offering all West Australian Suncorp NetSetGO participants the opportunity to attend West Coast Fever’s home game against the NSW Swifts via a two-for-one ticket deal.
Golden job opportunities were amongst those showcased at Get Into Resources last month, giving students a unique opportunity to explore career opportunities and study pathways within the resources industry.
Held over three days at the North Metropolitan TAFE’s campus in Northbridge, Get Into Resources saw almost 400 year 10 students from 13 schools across Western Australia attend the careers event.
This year’s Fuel to Go and Play Association Championships run by Netball WA saw more than 13 000 players from 267 teams in 41 Associations across 38 divisions literally shine gold as they took to the court.
Whether it be a heart of gold hat won at our shooting comp, or gold glitter braids care of our gold face paint station, or golden smiles at our Instagram photo wall, it was all in demand with a comfy couch on which to refresh in the Gold Lounge.
The Gold Industry Group (GIG) held its annual networking event at The Perth Mint on Thursday 30 May, which saw over 140 industry representatives attend to connect and hear updates on the latest GIG activities.
GIG Chairman and Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes, Minister for Mines and Petroleum the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, and Netball WA CEO Simon Taylor provided updates on the gold industry’s major projects for 2019.
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 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.
The Gold Industry Group was joined by Saracen Mineral Holdings and Independence Group at the annual Euroz Big Walk in Perth on Sunday 17 March, which raised $120,000 for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The 13th Big Walk event saw 2,500 participants, spectators and volunteers came together for 6 km walk alongside the Swan River, starting and finishing in Burswood Park, with funds raised helping to change the lives of many Western Australian children, adolescents and their families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gold Industry Group closed the year with the announcement of three additional new Directors at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting.
Evolution Mining Group Manager External and Indigenous Relations Anika McManus, Newmont Australia Group Executive Sustainability and External Relations Kenneth Ramsey, and Newcrest Mining Manager External Affairs and Social Performance Ben Bryant were welcomed to the diverse leadership team.
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.