Gongs recog­nise com­mu­nity lead­er­ship

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Nine can­di­dates from the West Pil­bara have been named as semi­fi­nal­ists in three cat­e­gories of the 2016 WA Re­gional Achieve­ment and Com­mu­nity Awards.

The awards, now in their 15th year, recog­nise outstanding con­tri­bu­tions by peo­ple, or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses in re­gional WA across 11 cat­e­gories, each worth $2000 in prize money.

Kar­ratha res­i­dent Pa­trick Churn­side has been named as one of only seven semi­fi­nal­ists for the Hori­zon Power lead­er­ship and in­no­va­tion award for his lo­cal com­mu­nity ser­vice and per­for­mance work.

The award ac­knowl­edges peo­ple and groups who are driv­ing forces and role mod­els in their fields of con­tri­bu­tion to their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

West Pil­bara busi­nesses are par­tic­u­larly well rep­re­sented in the Rine­hart De­vel­op­ment of north­ern re­gional WA award for eco­nomic con­tri­bu­tion to the north.

Pil­bara Site Pics, Bar­dina Pty Ltd, trad­ing as Kool­ja­man, KBSS En­gi­neer­ing, Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Aus­tralia Pil­bara and the Onslow Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try are five of the nine com­pa­nies in the run­ning out of nine semi­fi­nal­ists.

Three groups, all from the Shire of Ash­bur­ton — the V Swans, the Nin­tirri Cen­tre, and the Tom Price Emer­gency Ser­vices Cadet Corps — have been named as semi­fi­nal­ists for the Prime Su­per com­mu­nity group of the year award for or­gan­i­sa­tions that pro­mote a strong sense of com­mu­nity spirit.

The WA RACA fi­nal­ists will be an­nounced on Septem­ber 15 and the awards night will take place on Oc­to­ber 28.

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