Karratha up for top awards
Karratha has eight nominees vying for wins in this year’s West Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
Regional Development Australia Pilbara is up for three awards: Development of Northern Regional WA, Leadership and Innovation, and Community Group of the Year.
The Lions Club of Karratha Dampier will compete against the RDA in the Community Group of the Year and Development of Northern Regional WA categories.
Also in the Development of Northern Regional WA category are Karratha’s KBSS Engineering and the Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Community Group of the Year will be hotly contested, with Pilbara Community Legal Service, the Roebourne PCYC and Tom Price Emergency Services Cadet Corps also in the running.
Wickham’s Liam Kelly is up for the RAC Volunteering award and Cleanaway is in the running for the Regional Safety award.
Some 89 nominations have been made, 20 of them from the Pilbara.
Only Bunbury and Geraldton have more nominations than Karratha.
Local Government and Community Services senior assessment officer Kathy Holt, RDA chief executive Diane Pentz, RDA chairwoman Fiona White-Hartig, RDA executive assistant Anita Watts and RDA regional development officer Debbie Allcott.