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Premier's Awards in Energy and MiningRecognising demonstrated excellence in the development of a partnership between an equipment, technology and/or service operation and a local, regional or the South Australian community

Examples of programs or projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnering in decision making
  • Consultation activities
  • Community events
  • Employment of local contractors or community organisations
  • Activities or programs designed to increase the ability for regional and remote communities to participate in events they would not otherwise have access to
  • Activities to develop an engagement culture in the workplace

Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • A company or organisation operating within the Australian Equipment, Technology and Services sector
  • Relate to community partnership activities
  • Operate in South Australia (including state waters)
  • Meet the assessment criteria

Applications can be made individually by either the company or the community group, or as a joint entry by both parties.

It is important to demonstrate the application has met each of the three indicative weighted criteria. The weighting is indicated below and is also reflected in the maximum number of words permitted.

Criteria Guidance notes
Criteria 1:
Demonstrated community outcomes

Indicative weighting: 40%

Maximum 400 words

Clearly demonstrate the project/program has achieved positive community outcomes

  • Describe the results achieved by the project/program
  • Provide supporting data and evidence of the outcome of the project/program, including any specific outputs (e.g. social and economic benefits gained by both the community and the company or organisation)
  • Clearly demonstrate a partnership/alliance has been established, and the partnership is endorsed and supported by the local community it relates to
Criteria 2: 
Commitment to enduring outcomes

Indicative weighting: 30%

Maximum 300 words

Demonstrate the long-term, enduring benefits to the community and the company or organisation

  • Demonstrate how the partnership made a positive sustainable difference for the community
  • Explain how the collaboration benefits the local community beyond the life of the METS sector operation
  • Discuss specific resources (e.g. staff, systems) invested into the project/program
  • Discuss outputs and/or programs that will ensure continued implementation and improvement (e.g. further financial commitments, improvements to workplace culture, training programs, internal policies and guidelines)
Criteria 3:
Demonstrated innovation and leadership

Indicative weighting: 30%

Maximum 300 words

Demonstrate the application of innovative thinking to gain improved community outcomes

  • Detail how the project/program was innovative
  • Show how project/program outcomes can be used in future projects and/or raise the bar for competitors across the sector
  • Consider how the company or organisation has engaged with the sector and the community to show leadership and disseminate examples of excellent achievements and shared benefits