We acknowledge the contribution of our Major Supporters.
Government of Western Australia
The Government of Western Australia is a core supporter of Celebrate WA in its promotion of WA Day.
Lotterywest (formerly the Lotteries Commission of Western Australia) was established in 1932 at the height of the economic depression of that era to offer state authorised Lottery products to raise money for hospitals and charitable organisations. Lotterywest, now operating under the Lotteries Commission Act (1990) continues to have responsibility for running the official State Lottery in Western Australia and for raising and distributing the funds for the beneficiaries in the way in which the Act sets out. As a Major Supporter, Lotterywest supports Celebrate WA’s community program including WA Day Festival celebrations held around the state and SOTA Music Festival. Lotterywest recently provided a special project grant to develop an Aboriginal Consultation Plan. This plan is to facilitate a conversation with representatives from the Aboriginal community of Western Australia to ascertain how they might participate meaningfully in WA Day celebrations.
From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers’ cooperative, Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia’s largest publicly listed companies. With headquarters in Western Australia, its diverse, Australia-wide business operations cover supermarkets, department stores, home improvement and office supplies; coal mining; chemicals, energy and fertilisers; and industrial and safety products. Wesfarmers is Australia’s largest private sector employer with more than 200,000 employees and has a shareholder base of approximately 500,000 people. Wesfarmers’ long standing objective is to deliver a satisfactory return to shareholders. Guided by this principle, the company has developed a unique, highly-focused and disciplined business culture. Underlying this, Wesfarmers adheres to four core values: integrity; openness; accountability; and boldness. Wesfarmers has a strong focus on looking after its employees and ensuring they have a safe environment in which to work; providing excellent products and services to its customers; looking after and caring for the environment; and making a contribution to the communities in which it operates. Wesfarmers is proud to promote greater knowledge of Western Australia’s outstanding Aboriginal leaders by supporting the Aboriginal Award.
As part of Woodside’s partnership with Celebrate WA, Woodside supports the Arts and Culture Award in the Western Australian of the Year Awards. The Arts and Culture Award is presented for contribution, talent and expertise that has significantly impacted the development, promotion and recognition of arts and culture. Woodside’s community arts partnerships are implemented under the Cultural Values and Community Identity theme, which Woodside sees as an opportunity to support initiatives that share our Australian heritage, while respecting, preserving and celebrating the unique qualities of host communities.
Headquartered in Perth, Woodside is Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, with safe and reliable operations spanning decades. Woodside is one of the world’s leading producers of liquefied natural gas, helping meet the demands for cleaner energy from Japan, China, Republic of Korea and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Alcoa of Australia
A key contributor to the Western Australian and Australian economy for more than 50 years, Alcoa of Australia plays an important role in supporting the communities in which it operates. For almost 40 years Alcoa has proudly sponsored Celebrate WA and the annual awards honouring the achievements and contributions of exemplary Western Australians. In Australia Alcoa’s operations represent the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting system. The Company employs approximately 4,400 people in Western Australia and Victoria with 3,900 of those living and working in and around Perth, Kwinana, Pinjarra, Mandurah, Waroona and Harvey. For Alcoa’s business to thrive, the communities in which it operates must also thrive. That’s why the Company is committed to investing in community organisations and individuals working to advance Western Australia.
Set on the banks of the picturesque Swan River, Crown Perth is one of Western Australia’s iconic tourist destinations welcoming over nine million visitors every year. Crown Perth is WA’s only fully integrated entertainment resort offering three hotels, 32 restaurants and bars, nightclub, 24 hour casino, convention centre, theatre and a range of recreational facilities. The resort offers a spectacular venue to dine, stay, play, celebrate and be entertained, all in one place.
WA Super is a leading industry super fund that is run with one distinct goal – to deliver a comfortable retirement for our members.
With over 43,000 members, WA Super has been looking after West Australian’s super for over 25 years. From Albany to Wyndham and everywhere in between, we’re helping to make super simpler.
WA Super has a holistic approach to delivering a comfortable retirement by:
• Providing high quality service, education and advice to help our members understand their super
• Going the extra mile in administration, making super easy and hassle free
• Providing access to tailored personal advice, where super related advice fees may be funded from a member’s superannuation account.
We are proud to be West Australian and proud to support Celebrate WA. Relax and trust the locals this WA Day.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services and the market leader in Western Australia. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.
Our purpose to build a better working world extends to our people, our clients and our communities. Because when business works better, the world works better.
At EY, the search for better working starts with a better question — to challenge, inspire and unlock new solutions. In a disrupted world in which new products, markets, workforces and sectors are emerging faster than ever, we believe that asking and answering better questions, will help our clients to operate more efficiently, manage risk, foster growth and inspire confidence.
Being an active and positive contributor to the communities in which we live is at the core of our business.
EY is proud to support the Professions Award, celebrating Western Australia’s outstanding leaders contributing to major social, scientific or economic impact at a state, national or international level.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading law firms, with 24 offices located across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, the UK and the US. We guide many of the world’s largest and most respected organisations through their most important transactions, disputes and projects. We aim to bring a new perspective to our clients’ businesses, working with them to identify opportunity and manage risk in an uncertain marketplace.
Channel 7 is an Australian commercial television network owned by Seven West Media. Channel 7 opened in Perth in 1959 and since 2007 has been the highest rated television network in Australia. Channel 7 has become a major contributor to the cultural and entertainment life of Western Australia, and is regarded by the community as the leading television station in Western Australia. Channel 7 fulfils an important role in charitable and community matters and actively promotes, supports and encourages charitable and community service organisations. Channel 7 organises popular public events such as Telethon – a 24 hour fundraising program with local & interstate guests and the annual Christmas Pageant which is held through the streets of Perth with thousands of spectators lining the streets for the best view to watch the spectacular parade of floats.
The West Australian
The West Australian is the only locally edited daily newspaper published in Perth and is owned by ASX-listed Seven West Media. Published in tabloid format, The West Australian is the second-oldest continuously produced newspaper in Australia, having been published since 1833. As a company, The West Australian is committed to servicing the state and providing support to a number of business, arts and entertainment, sport and community organisations. The West Australian Newspaper in tandem with Seven Perth, provide Celebrate WA with exceptional coverage of all events within the WA Day program.
City of Perth Parking
City of Perth Parking (CPP), a commercial parking operator, was established in 1999 as a separate corporate entity from the City, which had previously provided public parking in its own right for many years. Recognised as being at the forefront of the parking industry in Australia and acknowledged as a leader in public parking in Western Australia, CPP operates 33 car parks, providing just over 10,500 off street parking bays and 5,500 on street parking bays. Over 10 million motorists park at CPP facilities each year. With an awareness of a need to balance the business focus with a responsibility to the environment, CPP has actively engaged the use of greener technology throughout its car parks and is heavily customer focused to ensure the best service is provided to its patrons. CPP supports Celebrate WA through providing parking to its volunteers and staff to ensure the WA Day Festival runs smoothly and effectively. We are proud of our partnership with Celebrate WA and the assistance we can provide.
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA)
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is driving regeneration across Perth. Utilising a unique combination of powers, the MRA works as a developer, planning authority and place manager. The MRA is breathing new life into urban neighbourhoods creating authentic, sustainable places for people to live, work, visit and invest across; Central Perth, Midland, Scarborough, Armadale and Subiaco.
Burswood Park Board
Burswood Park Board has proudly supported Celebrate WA and its annual awards for 25 years. Burswood Park Board is responsible for managing Burswood Park, a public reserve featuring picnic spots, barbecues, a children’s playground, parks and gardens, walking trails and lakes. Burswood Park Grounds contain the Citizen of the Year Swan Fountain in the centre of the Western Australian of the Year Lake, a major landmark of Burswood Park and City of Perth. The sculpture of Western Australian black swans majestically rising from their nest, captures the spirit and life of the State’s treasured Swan River. The names of recipients are displayed on plaques fixed to the cobbled limestone edge of the adjoining dais.