Arts and Culture Award, sponsored by Woodside
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 in Western Australia.
Woodside’s community arts partnerships are implemented under the Creative Energy theme, which Woodside views as an opportunity to help WA continue to evolve as a vibrant and healthy place to live and work. Woodside wants the rest of Australia, and the world, to know that Perth and WA have as much to offer culturally, socially and environmentally as some of the world’s most well-known cities.
Headquartered in Perth, Woodside is the largest operator of oil and gas production in Australia. 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.
Throughout its 58-year history Woodside has strived for excellence in safety and environmental performance, and aims to ensure that the community benefits from its presence wherever it operates.
Established in 1895 by the Sisters of St John of God, St John of God Healthcare has grown to become Western Australia’s largest private health care provider and Australia’s third largest private hospital operator.
Our organisation comprises 13 hospitals (soon to be 15), pathology, home nursing and Social Outreach and Advocacy services in Australia, New Zealand, East Timor and the wider Asia-Pacific Region.
As a not-for-profit ministry of the Catholic Church with annual revenue of $1 billion, we reinvest all profits in the communities we serve by updating and expanding facilities, investing in technology and services that support patient care, developing our people and providing outreach services.
Our 9,535 caregivers deliver over two million episodes of patient care each year. This includes performing 150,000 surgical procedures at our hospitals, making 85,000 home visits through our home nursing service and welcoming more than 8,500 babies at our nine maternity units.
St John of God Health Care commits around $40 million annually, including partnership funding, to our Social Outreach and Advocacy services, which reach out to people experiencing disadvantage to improve health and wellbeing.
Underpinning our success is a strong community connection, with 1,388 committed volunteers, and generous donations of approximately $4 million to our Foundation and hospitals each year.
St John of God Health Care is proud to support Celebrate WA working towards recognising excellence and innovation as well as fostering strong and inclusive communities.
Community Award, sponsored by ALCOA
BHP Billiton has an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment and the community (HSEC). The Company delivers on commitments in a manner consistent with company values, which include doing the right thing and focusing efforts on things that matter most.
A key contributor to the Western Australian and Australian economy for nearly 50 years, Alcoa plays an important role in supporting the communities in which it operates, and beyond.
For thirty four years Alcoa has been a proud sponsor of Celebrate WA and the annual awards which honour the achievements and contributions of exemplary Western Australians.
Alcoa’s Australian operations represent the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting and rolling system. It also operates the country’s largest aluminium recycling plant.
Alcoa supports and adds value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage. Around 6,000 people are employed by the company, with 4,600 living and working in areas of Perth, Kwinana, Pinjarra, Mandurah, Waroona and Harvey.
For Alcoa’s business to thrive, the communities where it operates must thrive as well. This is why the company is committed to investing in community organisations and individuals working to advance Western Australia.
In 2013 Alcoa is immensely proud to be providing support once again, through the new Alcoa Community Service Award.
Indigenous Award, sponsored by Wesfarmers
From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers' cooperative, Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia's largest publicly listed companies. Headquartered in Western Australia, its diverse, Australia-wide business operations cover supermarkets, department stores, home improvement and office supplies; coal mining; insurance; 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.
In 2008 Wesfarmers established an Award and Scholarship in partnership with Celebrate WA to broaden community recognition and knowledge of Western Australia's outstanding Indigenous leaders and potential leaders.
Sport Award, sponsored by Hardy Brothers
For nearly 160 years Hardy Brothers Jewellers have been providing a unique shopping experience for those who expect excellence in the service and provision of outstanding quality jewellery, timepieces and giftware.
The first Hardy Brothers showroom was opened in Hunter Street Sydney in 1855. The success of the business led to the subsequent opening of the Brisbane showroom in 1894 and another in Collins Street Melbourne in 1918.
After several years of providing services to the British Royal family, in 1929 Hardy Brothers Jewellers were awarded a Royal Warrant by King George V. Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to people or companies who have regularly supplied goods or services for at least five years to certain members of the Royal Family. They have always been regarded as a mark of excellence and quality, and are highly prized. One of the more notable commissions was the supply of silver, china, and glassware to the Canberra residence of the Governor General – Yarralumla.
Hardy Brothers Jewellers excels in trophy making and has been the manufacturer of the Emirates Melbourne Cup for over 20 years. 34 pieces of hand beaten 18ct gold are joined in the traditional method using rivets and pins instead of modern solder. Including its black wattle base the Emirates Melbourne cup weighs in excess of 3 kilograms.
The Hardy Brothers Perth showroom opened in 2008. Since then we have become a destination for people approaching the most important milestones in their lives. Our range of contemporary diamond rings, jewellery, wristwatches, and giftware place Hardy Brothers in the unique position of being able to help with almost any occasion.
Hardy Brothers is the proud creator of the trophies presented to the Western Australian of the Year Awards.
Youth Award, sponsored by BHP Billiton
BHP Billiton is a leading global resources company with a purpose to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources.
A significant proportion of BHP Billiton’s assets and many of the Company’s key growth projects are located in Western Australia (WA). All of the Company’s businesses in WA are amongst the world leaders in resource production, or processing, and have outstanding potential for future expansion. As a result, WA has a significant place in BHP Billiton’s asset portfolio and management structure.
The investment in WA is based on four key commodities- iron ore, nickel, petroleum and alumina. Over the past 10 years WA Iron Ore has doubled its size to meet unprecedented demand from global customers.
In WA the Company employs more than 24,000 employees and contractors. This includes around 800 Indigenous Australian employees and contractors.
BHP Billiton is committed to supporting the sustainability of its host communities. To achieve this outcome, the Company engages in a range of sustainable development initiatives and community relations activities, including environmental programs, township amenities, quality education, health and wellbeing, arts, sports and Indigenous programs.
BHP Billiton is proud to be Celebrate WA’s Principal Partner and the first and Major Partner of the inaugural WA Day celebrations.