THE Department of Conservation and Land Management has won the major Premier’s Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management.
CALM’s Mentored Aboriginal Training and Employment Scheme was the overall winner of the award.
It also won the Leadership in Equity and Diversity category.
The agency introduced MATES to improve employment opportunities for indigenous people on conservation lands and waters.
The Federal Government has also agreed that the program has merit, committing $1.2 million over five years.
Other Premier’s Award winners were:
Department of Housing and Works and the Department of Culture and the Arts for the Percent for Art Scheme in the Social and Community Development category;
Fremantle Ports and LandCorp for the BHP Billiton site acquisition in the Economic Development category;
Department of Land Information for its Sustained Push for Energy Efficiency in the Sustainable Environment category;
Department of Health for Telehealth in the Services to Regional and Remote Communities category;
Mid West Development Commission, Geraldton University Access Group and Geraldton Universities Centre for the Geraldton University Project in the Education and Skills Development category;
Department of Planning and Infrastructure and the Public Transport Authority for Improving Contract School Bus Services, Mapping and Route Management in the Management Improvement and Governance category; and
Department of Culture and the Arts, Department of Industry and Resources and the University of Western Australia for the WA Indigenous Arts Showcase in the Innovation category.
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