Awards & Media

In our many years of providing quality supports and services in WA, we’ve had the honour of receiving a number of notable awards and media recognition.

Recent awards & recognition


Waste Authority board appointment

Workpower CEO Lee Broomhall appointed Deputy Chair. 

WA Disability Support Awards

Staff nominated include those from People Services and the Defence Administration Assistance Program teams.


Infinity Awards 
Waste Team of the Year, Overall Waste Initiative of the Year 

Workpower CEO Lee Broomhall and the Balcatta Recycling Shop team received the prestigious dual awards at the gala night on the 15th November. The award was presented by Minister of Environment, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC. 

National Awards for Local Government 

City of Stirling received the Disability Access and Inclusion Category Award for their partnership with Workpower. 


Garage Sale Trail Government Award of Excellence 

For our successful role in partnering with the City of Stirling to promote the Garage Sale Trail. 

Infinity Awards 

City of Stirling received the Local Government Category Award for our successful partnership 

Lighthouse Awards 
Disability Employment Services (DES) Provider/Local Government Partnership Award

Awarded for our partnership with the City of Stirling at the Balcatta Recycling Shop.

WA Disability Support Awards

Staff nominated include the People Services team.

Media involvement



  • 12th November: The West Australian – National Recycling Week, page 5 
  • 2nd November: Fremantle Herald – “Performing a fairytale for some” 
  • 16th October: Stirling Times – “Neighbours come together for sale” 
  • October: Channel 10 feature of Balcatta Recycling Shop – features interview with General Manager Recycling Bill Elliott about our sustainable recycling process 
  • 3rd AugustABC Perth’s Afternoons with Gillian O’Shaughnessy – recorded live at Balcatta Recycling Shop and features interview with Assistant Manager Shaun Cronin 



  • 15th November: Stirling Times article – “Tip shop sets standards as disability enterprise” 
  • 13th September: Stirling Times article – “Balcatta tip shop’s tip-top makeover 
  • 9th September: Community News article – “Balcatta tip shop reopens after makeover 
  • March: The Australian Mining Review – “Experienced staff delivering professional services”, page 59 


  • 3rd December: The West Australian – International Day of People with Disability, page 21 
  • 30th September: The West Australian – Mental Health Week, page 21 

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