Media Releases

January 4, 2013

New KCGM Community Reference Group Members

KCGM is pleased to announce that four new members have recently joined the KCGM Community Reference Group (CRG), the new members are:

  • Mia Hicks – Community Representative
  • Susan Gatti – Community Representative
  • Mark Sweet – Community Representative
  • Gina Sambo – Pathwalkers Aboriginal Employment and Training Specialists

The new members were formally appointed at the December 2012 CRG meeting and bring the group to a total of 13 members.

The CRG, first established in 1999, provides a forum for community members to communicate with KCGM. The group meets monthly to discus the operation’s safety and environmental management, mine performance and community investment, as well as upcoming projects and feedback from the community.

Michelle Berryman, KCGM Manager, Environment and Social Responsibility, said KCGM looked forward to working with the new members.

“New members bring different perspectives to the CRG, helping to ensure we are getting feedback from right across the community,” she said.

“If you have ideas or concerns you would like to raise with KCGM, I encourage you to speak to one of our CRG members.”

More information and contact details for all CRG members are available on the KCGM website:

Media enquiries:
Contact Jacqui Niemand, Community Relations Superintendent, 0428 111 018.

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January 4, 2013

KCGM Introduces Zero Emission Vehicles

KCGM continues to display its commitment to the environment by purchasing zero emission vehicles for its Fimiston Mill.

The vehicles are part of an effort to build an environmentally friendly fleet of support vehicles, which started with the purchase of four Prius hybrids in 2012.

KCGM General Manager, Russell Cole said the vehicles will replace some of the traditional vehicles used in the Fimiston Mill.

“The new vehicles are zero emission, electric utility vehicles that have solar charged batteries. They will replace some of the diesel vehicles operating in the Mill,” he said.

“We are always looking at ways to continually improve. These vehicles are not only more efficient and economical, but they are also better for the environment.”

The vehicles’ all-aluminum chassis do not rust and are light-weight, resulting in a longer battery life and cheaper running costs. With a carrying capacity of more than 500kg they have more than enough room and power to carry all the tools of the trade.

Media enquiries:
Contact Natalie Iannaci, Community Relations Officer,

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