WA - CCAA Innovation Awards 2018
The 2018 WA CCAA Innovation Awards were held at Crown Perth on Friday 17 August 2018. The awards were conferred by The Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines & Petroleum; Commerce & Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; and Asian Engagement.
Industry leaders, regulators and guests attended the gala event to celebrate the outstanding achievements across the heavy construction materials industry in environmental innovation, health and safety innovation and community leadership. Throughout the night guests were entertained by the talented – Adrian Briach (MC), Robbie T (magician), and Mike Goldstein (comedian).
CCAA wishes to congratulate all of the 2018 award entrants on their efforts and contribution to improvement and innovation this year. CCAA congratulates the following entries on winning their categories:
Community Leadership Award | WINNER: Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd – Bunbury Concrete Plant – Community Art Bin Wall Mural Project
To combat the cost of repainting the exterior site wall if defaced by graffiti, Holcim engaged students from the Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School and indigenous artist, Troy Bennell to paint a mural on the exterior facing aggregates bin wall. Holcim also facilitated tours for the students, engaged them to participate in painting and hosted an open day to open the mural.
The Hon. Bill Johnston Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce, and Industrial Relations presenting Mathew Wallace of Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd with the framed Community Leadership Winners Certificate.
Community Leadership Award | HIGHLY COMMENDED: Boral Australia – Orange Grove Quarry – Open Day and Virtual Tour of Working Quarry
Boral's Orange Grove Quarry as part of its continuing engagement with the local community hosts an annual open day for the local community. To improve understanding of the quarry operations a virtual reality video was created to help community visitors see the quarry during operational hours which until now they have not been able to experience.
The Hon. Bill Johnston Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations, presenting Matt Hardy for Boral Australia with the Community Leadership Highly Commended Certificate.
Environmental Innovation Award | WINNER: Cockburn Cement – Kalgoorlie Parkeston Distribution Centre – Solar Powered Locomotive
The Cockburn Cement, Parkeston Distribution Centre in the goldfields has embraced solar energy to power the battery systems of their Shunt Locomotive. The Shunt Locomotive is integral to the operation and is in use 365 days a year.
Colin Powers of Cockburn Cement, receiving the framed Environmental Winners Certificate from The Hon. Bill Johnston Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations.
Environmental Innovation Award | HIGHLY COMMENDED: Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd – Gosnells Quarry – Drone use for Quarry rehabilitation and monitoring programs
Holcim have deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, known commonly as a drone, to map and monitor areas for rehabilitation and weed programs. An airdrop accessory is then added to the drone to assist in the rollout of rehabilitation via seed and growth medium ‘drops’ at hard to access benches on site.
The Hon. Bill Johnston Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations, presenting Dan Smith of Holcim (Australia) with a Highly Commended Certificate for Environmental Innovation.
Environmental Innovation Award | HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hanson Australia Pty Ltd – Byford Concrete Plant – Minimising Concrete Plant Visibility
To minimise the Concrete Plant Visibility Hanson used computer modelling to generate views from two different points along the South Eastern Highway, thereby achieving a low visibility location for their Byford Concrete Plant. A low profile plant was then constructed using horizontal cement silos to further reduce its visual effect. This innovative approach demonstrated Hanson’s commitment to reducing the impact of the Plant on the community.
The Hon. Bill Johnston Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations, presenting Anthony Clarkson of Hanson Australia with a Highly Commended Certificate for Environmental Innovation.
Health & Safety Innovation Award | WINNER: Boral Australia – Orange Grove Quarry – Primary ROM Bin Isolation Gates
Boral orange grove quarry prides itself on its positive and proactive attitude towards safety. A member of the maintenance crew raised a concern about isolation of the rom bin. Following a review it was discovered that there was no way of preventing a haul truck from accidentally tipping a load into the bin whilst maintenance crews were in the bin. After looking at several options it was decided that the best solution was a simple gate that would remain open when the ROM was in use but would be closed and an isolation lock fitted when maintenance was undertaken.