Strong con­tin­gent in re­gional achieve­ment awards

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Per­era

Onslow has made its mark on the WA Re­gional Achieve­ment and Com­mu­nity Awards this year, with three fi­nal­ists in the run­ning.

Award fi­nal­ists were an­nounced late last month and in­clude groups and in­di­vid­u­als from Onslow, Kar­ratha and Dampier in three of the 11 cat­e­gories.

Foot­ball com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment pro­gram V Swans Onslow is still in the run­ning as a fi­nal­ist in the Prime Su­per Com­mu­nity Group of the Year Award cat­e­gory for their work across the Shire of Ash­bur­ton.

The Onslow Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try, KBSS Engi­neer­ing from Kar­ratha and Bar­dina Pty Ltd trad­ing as Kool­ja­man from the Dampier Penin­sula, are also rep­re­sent­ing the West Pil­bara as fi­nal­ists for the Rine­hart De­vel­op­ment of North­ern Re­gional WA Award.

The fourth fi­nal­ist is Ma­rine Pro­duce Aus­tralia from Cone Bay in the Kim­ber­ley. OCCI pres­i­dent Ge­off Her­bert is also one of only three fi­nal­ists for the Hori­zon Power Lead­er­ship and In­no­va­tion Award.

He said he was glad to see Onslow so well-rep­re­sented.

“It’s a big hon­our be­cause it is Statewide and there are some fan­tas­tic peo­ple (nom­i­nated),” he said.

“Be­cause we’re in small iso­lated town you don’t re­ally think you’re do­ing some­thing big in the State.”

Other fi­nal­ists from the wider Pil­bara re­gion in­clude Kim Gen­tle from Port Hed­land, who is a fi­nal­ist for the Com­mu­nity TAB Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award, and New­man’s Chelsea Ran­dall and Punmu Com­mu­nity’s Mil­ton Chap­man for the World­wide Print­ing So­lu­tions Sports Award.

The Ear­bus Foun­da­tion of WA, which does a lot of work in the North West, is also a fi­nal­ist for the Prime Su­per Com­mu­nity Group of the Year Award.

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