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News release: Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Friday 10 March 2017

Applications are now open to recognise the outstanding contribution resource companies make to communities across South Australia.

The Premier’s Community Excellence Awards in Mining and Energy will celebrate industry leaders in corporate social responsibility and environmental management and aim to set a benchmark for excellence in this area.

Applications are open to mineral and energy resource companies, extractive industries and companies operating in South Australia involved in the delivery of services to those sectors.

The categories for the 2017 Awards are:

  • Excellence in Social Inclusion
  • Excellence in Supporting Communities
  • Excellence in Leadership - Women in Resources


A judging panel comprising representatives of community organisations, industry and government will assess the entries, with winners to be announced at the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy Together Annual Event on 26 May 2017.

Applications close on Friday 7 April 2017. Guidelines and application forms can be found online at

For further information, please call (08) 8463 3317 or email

Quotes attributable to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis

Recognising the significant role that mining and energy companies play in the community through providing employment, training, leadership opportunities for women and continuous improvement of environmental sustainability, is extremely important.

The State Government is committed to ensuring that the benefits of mining are realised for all South Australians, and part of that is celebrating companies doing incredible things in the communities in which they operate. Current and future generations will share in the economic and social opportunities generated by these industries.

Media contact: David Russell, phone 0434 307 012