The Australian Mining Prospect Awards will take place in Brisbane for the first time in 2019 to recognise the mining industry’s biggest night of the year.
On Thursday October 10, the 16thedition of the awards will take place at Moda Events to recognise and reward excellence and innovation across the mining and minerals processing industry.
While the sector is today vibrant and innovative, the Prospect Awards remains the only national awards program that stops to take a look at what the mining industry is doing and who is excelling.
Encompassing the entire nation’s mining sector – from hard rock through to coal and everything in between, the awards will acknowledge not only the major players in these industries but also the rising stars of tomorrow.
Australian Mining is Australia’s leading mining technology magazine and as such continues to provide the latest and most useful information to help miners become more productive.
This role places Australian Mining in an excellent position to host awards that champion a safe, sustainable and more productive industry.
Established in 2004, the Prospect Awards continues to expand and celebrate the mining industry as it enters into a period of increased prosperity, according to managing editor of Australian Mining, Ben Creagh.
“To bring the Prospect Awards to Queensland, one of Australia’s leading mining states, is fitting for the latest staging of the event,” Creagh says.
“The Australian mining industry has experienced a revival in fortunes in recent years and Queensland has been a key driver of this performance through its coal and metalliferous industries.”
Supporting the event includes a wide range of sponsors who continue to drive the growth of the Prospect Awards and the industry as a whole.
Sponsors that are contributing to this year’s awards include Epiroc, SEW Eurodrive, Metso, BGC Contracting, Flexco, Austmine, Liebherr, CRC, CDE meta and National Group.
Event manager Lauren Winterbottom reinforced that the Prospect Award’s move to Brisbane recognised the important of Queensland to the mining industry.
“We’re excited to be hosting the Prospect Awards in Brisbane for the first time. Queensland has a long history with the mining industry and we felt it was important to acknowledge this,” Winterbottom says.
“The Prospect Awards recognise truly outstanding projects, operations and companies from right across the mining and minerals processing industry. I’m looking forward to celebrating with the industry in October.”
Nominations are free and must be submitted before Friday August 31 using forms available at the website: www.prospectawards.com.au.
A list of the sponsors and award categories are listed below:
Safety advocate award
Epiroc contract miner of the year award
BGC Contacting contribution to mining award
Epiroc hard rock mine of the year award
Sew Eurodrive coal mine of the year award
Metso excellence in environmental management award
Flexco excellence in mine safety and occupational health and safety award
CDE meta minerals processing of the year award
Austmine innovative mining solution award
CRC mine manager of the year
Liebherr lifetime achievement award
National Group Australian mine of the year