Started in 2011, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder have inducted recipients to the Walk of Fame in recognition of their contribution and significant impact that their efforts have made for Kalgoorlie-Boulder both nationally and internationally.
Each year, the Walk of Fame Committee consider the recognition of at least one outstanding Kalgoorlie-Boulder individual with a plaque to be placed along Hannan Street in the Kalgoorlie CBD.
Synonymous with his involvement in both the mining and resources industry throughout his life, the Walk of Fame Committee have announced Roy Woodall AO as the latest recipient.
Providing outstanding technical and professional leadership in his career at Western Mining Corporation, his dedication gave rise to a number of significant discoveries.
CEO John Walker said “Roy made the first commercial discovery of nickel sulphites in Australia, which led to the establishment of Kambalda Nickel Operations. His technical and professional leadership led to the discovery of the massive Olympic Dam copper-uranium deposit in South Australia.”
“These discoveries accelerated Australia as a global leader for nickel mining and created significant economic benefits not only for the Goldfields but the State’s economy too.”
Involved in professional and technical societies, he contributed extensively to scientific and academic discourse in mining throughout his career and is recipient of many scientific and mining awards. Mr Woodall will be in attendance at the Diggers and Dealers Westrac Dinner tonight, at which his induction will be announced by CEO John Walker.