Ports author­ity bags two top State gongs

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Court­ney Fowler

■ The Pil­bara Ports Author­ity re­ceived top gongs at two pres­ti­gious award cer­e­monies in Perth last week.

PPA was awarded the pres­ti­gious Western Aus­tralian Pre­mier’s Award for its ground­break­ing Ti­dal Model Project in the De­vel­op­ing the Econ­omy cat­e­gory on Oc­to­ber 28.

The project is a ti­dal model study that was con­ducted at Port Hed­land in 2010 to ac­cu­rately iden­tify ex­ist­ing, deeper chan­nel depths.

The study, which, when com­bined with main­te­nance dredg­ing tar­get­ing high spots in 2013, has achieved an ex­tra depth of 71cm in the ship­ping chan­nel.

The ini­tia­tive was recog­nised for its work to in­crease the Port’s ex­port ca­pac­ity and abil­ity to man­age risk with­out sig­nif­i­cant en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts.

PPA was also a fi­nal­ist in the Golden Gecko Award for En­vi­ron­men­tal Ex­cel­lence for its Man­grove Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Pro­gram on Oc­to­ber 29.

Min­is­ter of Mines and Petroleum Bill Marmion also pre­sented merit awards to the Pil­bara Mesquite Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee for their com­pre­hen­sive weed man­age­ment pro­grams across the re­gion.

PPA chief ex­ec­u­tive Roger John­ston said it was an hon­our for the com­pany to be recog­nised.

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