SA Mines and Energy Journal : June 2009
JUNE/JULY 2009 SA MINES & ENERGY JOURNAL 50 SACOME member Port Adelaide is proud of its long history and community involvement. Established in 1870, it is the only traditional, suburban football club from outside of Victoria to have entered the AFL. "Port Adelaide is embedded in the South Australian community -- and in the national football psyche, " said new Chief Executive Mark Haysman. "This football club has a unique past. It is what makes us different, and what provides a great base for growth. " While recognising its past, the club has its vision firmly focused on the future. "We have been around for 139 years, and our 32,000 members know we will be around for many, many more. " Mr Haysman said the club's youth and community programs provided a pathway to growth, through direct contact with a range of young people. In 2009 the club has three weekly school programs: a Community Youth Program, which involves visits by athletes to primary schools to promote positive messages; Girl Power, which promotes positive body image and healthy lifestyles to secondary school girls; and Empowering Our Youth, which involves visits to the Port Club. "Thanks to the continued support of BHP Billiton, we have been able to extend the Community Youth Program into regional areas, including Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Roxby Downs and Whyalla in 2009, " Mr Haysman said. Port Adelaide also has a unique program targeted at Indigenous school children -- the Aboriginal Power Cup. This year, 300 students from 10 South Australian schools will participate in the Cup, with the event now reaching Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Port Pirie. For more information about the Port Adelaide Football Club and its community and leadership programs and corporate hospitality packages, visit www.portadelaidefc.com.au. EVENTS & MEMBER NEWS JUNE 22-23 SA Major Projects conference Adelaide Convention Centre Contact: Miranda Radtke E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (03) 8581 3710 W: www.saconference.com.au JUNE 26 SACOME corporate lunch Olympic Dam Expansion Speaker: Dean Della-Valle 12 noon for 12.30-2pm Adelaide Convention Centre Contact: Kelly Thompson T: (08) 8202 9999 E: email@example.com W: www.sacome.org.au JULY 24 SACOME corporate lunch Women in the resources industry Speakers: Tara Halliday, Jacqui McGill, Sharon Langston 12 noon for 12.30-2pm Adelaide Convention Centre Contact: Kelly Thompson T: (08) 8202 9999 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.sacome.org.au AUGUST 15-18 Science Week and gala dinner SA Museum W: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au AUGUST 17-18 SA Future Energy Conference Hilton Adelaide T: (02) 9080 4334 W: www.informa.com.au AUGUST 18 Sprigg Lecture: "Written in Stone" Speaker: Ian Plimer 5.30pm for 6pm SA Museum (booking required) T: 8207 7377 or 8207 7575 W: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au AUGUST 21 SACOME corporate lunch Economic outlook Speaker: Michael Workman, CBA 12 noon for 12.30-2pm Adelaide Convention Centre Contact: Kelly Thompson T: (08) 8202 9999 E: email@example.com W: www.sacome.org.au SEPTEMBER 18 SACOME council meeting SACOME boardroom, Fullarton OCTOBER 15 SACOME HSE&C Conference Health, Safety, Environment & Community: Innovation in the resources and construction industries Hilton Hotel, Adelaide Contact: Denise Raven, nb&a events T: 8352 6344 W: www.nbaevents.com.au/ CreatingTheFuture OCTOBER 26 - 30 SD09 Sustainable development conference Mineral Council of Australia Adelaide Convention Centre T: (02) 62330600 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.sd09.com.au OCTOBER 27 Mining and Energy SA Expo Adelaide Showgrounds T: (02) 9422 8965 W: www.miningandenergysa. com.au OCTOBER 30 SACOME corporate lunch Speakers: Paul Heithersay, PIRSA 12 noon for 12.30-2pm Adelaide Convention Centre Contact: Kelly Thompson T: (08) 8202 9999 E: email@example.com W: www.sacome.org.au Calendar of events Photo: David Mariuz More power to Port Working with water Anew partnership agreement between Aquatic Operation & Development Australasia (AODA) and TafeSA will provide the mining sector with access to the National Water Industry Training Package. The partnership and training opportunities come at a time when many mining companies are re-assessing their water management policies. For example, BHPB has identified the need for a Water Resource Management Plan to secure its current water sources but will also put in place strategies for the procurement, distribution and management of new sources of water for the proposed expansion of its Olympic Dam project. The plan also recognises the importance of having suitably qualified personnel to operate, maintain and manage water treatment plant and infrastructure. The training partnership between AODA and TafeSA coincides with the release of a national survey by the Water Services Association of Australia. The survey has identified a potential shortfall over the next eight years of about 8700 workers across many water industry sectors, unless appropriate training, retention and up-skilling programs are put into place. While many water industry workers are very experienced and have significant expertise in the field, they lack the formal qualifications necessary to meet future industry standards. This particularly relates to the mining industry, where many of the personnel operating and maintaining water assets do so without holding a nationally recognised qualification. Currently, Victoria is proposing to require that all operators of potable water treatment plants and infrastructure hold at least Certificate II NWP07 in the National Water Training Package. It is likely other states will follow suit with a mandatory minimum qualification requirement. AODA offers the client/ employer flexibility in the delivery of training, which can be facilitated in-house and scheduled to suit the participants' working hours and/or change of shift. For more information on the National Water Training Package for the mining industry and the qualifications on offer, contact Barry Hutchison from AODA on 0415 971 478 or visit industry partner Matlin Resources at www.matlin.com.au.
April May 2009