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Read more about the difference the 2018 Awards' recipients are making to the health and prosperity of South Australian communities and how they are taking local innovation to the world stage.

Category (Sector) Case study
Working with communities (METS)

BHP Olympic Dam partnered with C-Res to establish a Local Buying Program to support small local businesses.

Whyalla News Online 17 January 2019
Economic spin-off for Whyalla from BHP Olympic Dam

Working with communities: Delivering customer value (Resources)

Developing a business model to enable the social and disadvantaged housing sector to install solar energy on many of their housing assets, that would be self-funding with positive cash flow and still provide a 40% plus saving on electricity to the tenants.

Zen Energy 03 December 2018
SIMEC Energy Australia

Working with communities (Resources)

Maximising local supplier participation and community value is the focus of the award-winning Carrapateena Local Participation Partnership, formalised between OZ Minerals and Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf (GMUSG).

MESA Journal, June 2019
OZ Minerals and GMUSG Carrapateena Local Participation Partnership

Innovation: Commercialisation of research (METS)
Maptek provided a laser-based spatial solution (Sentry) for remote monitoring of surface stability and critical risk management in open cut and underground mines.
Innovation: Productivity improvement (Energy)

Energy Development Pty Ltd's renewable hybrid project delivered reliable electricity for the community, providing world-leading levels of stability and penetration without compromising power quality and reliability at a remote site.

EDL Energy 10 December 2018
EDL Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Project

Innovation: Transformational innovation (Energy)

Thermal Energy Storage System – which can take gas or electricity from any source and store it as latent heat in silicon.

International Mining 7 December 2018
1414 Degrees Gas Thermal Energy Storage System (GAS-TESS)

Innovation: Productivity improvement (METS)Boart Longyear's TruScan is able to scan and photograph a full tray of core and provide geochemical data within 25 minutes of the core being brought out of the ground, delivering geological data results onsite the same day.

International Mining 7 December 2018
Boart Longyear’s TruScan
Diversity (Resources)

Iluka Resources and the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation for 'Jacinth-Ambrosia - Diversity in Action

Regional Development Australia 22 January 2019
Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation wins

Innovation: Environmental management (Resources)

Iluka’s commitment to commissioning independent research is outstanding. Iluka has demonstrated an exemplary approach to partnerships and knowledge sharing between research and teaching institutions, the local community and the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation, and across Iluka’s sites nationally.

Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation 04 December 2018
Iluka Resources for ‘Jacinth-Ambrosia Mine rehabilitation research programs to achieve restoration success’

Innovation: Environmental management (Resources)

By progressively rehabilitating the Rowland Flat Quarry, through structured pit planning and optimising the use of all materials on-site, Hanson has demonstrated a number of positive environmental outcomes.

Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia
Hanson for 'Rowland Flat Sand Quarry Progressive Rehabilitation